MathWorks Reveals Plans for AIAA Conferences

The MathWorks, the world’s leading developer of software for technical computing and Model-Based Design for engineers and scientists in industry, government, and education, will present a tutorial on modeling, tuning, and optimizing multi-loop control systems in Simulink(R).

The MathWorks will also deliver six technical presentations discussing the use of Model-Based Design for aerospace engineering and will showcase MATLAB(R), Simulink, and their related product families in Booth 10 of the Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) Conference Exhibit. In addition, The MathWorks will unveil a new student competition MACH-1 (Model-Based Aerospace Challenge #1). This year-long Model-Based Design event serves as a senior design project which a limited number of university teams will pilot in 2007-2008.

The 2007 AIAA GN&C and MST Conferences
Marriot Hilton Head Beach and Golf Resort, Hilton Head
South Carolina, August 20-23, 2007

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, held jointly each year, convene prominent scientists and engineers in the aerospace industry to discuss the latest technology advancements in designing, developing, testing, constructing, and operating air and space vehicles.

At this year’s forum, The MathWorks will deliver the following tutorial and technical presentations:

  • Wednesday August 22, at 1:30 p.m., Ballroom G, Rohit Shenoy and Elisabeth O’Brien of The MathWorks will participate in a tutorial chaired by Ed Burnett of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company discussing, “Modeling, Tuning and Optimizing Multi-Loop Control Systems in Simulink.”
  • Monday August 20, 10:30 a.m., Session 12-MST-2, Ballroom I, Arkadiy Turevskiy of The MathWorks presents “Model-Based Design of a New Lightweight Aircraft,” discussing how Model-Based Design enables engineers to test and verify ideas early in the design process to ensure rapid iteration over vehicle geometric configuration and flight control design. Stacey Gage and Craig Buhr of The MathWorks are co-authors.
  • Monday August 20, 11:30 a.m., Session 12-MST-2, Ballroom I, Arkadiy Turevskiy of The MathWorks discusses “Simulation and Animation of Mechanical Systems,” which examines a streamlined workflow enabling quick and easy transition from mechanical 3D modeling to control design and to system level modeling and simulation. Terry Denery of The MathWorks and Jan Danek of HUMUSOFT are co-authors.
  • Monday August 20, 1:30 p.m., Session 28-MST-6, Ballroom I, Jason Ghidella presents “Modeling Flexible Bodies with COTS Control Design and Physical Modeling Tools,” which describes using COTS software tools for Model-Based Design to provide an efficient environment for simulating mixed flexible- and rigid-body mechanical systems. Dallas Kennedy and Steve Miller are co-authors.
  • Thursday August 23, 10:00 a.m., Session 95-MST-20, Ballroom I, Seth Popinchalk discusses “Working in Teams: Modeling and Control Design within a Single Software Environment,” which demonstrates a multi-user collaborative enhancement of a Simulink model of the HL-20 with the goal of designing a new multi-loop, multi-component approach and landing control system. John Glass, Rohit Shenoy, and Rob Aberg of The MathWorks are co-authors.
  • Thursday August 23, 10:30 a.m., Session 95-MST-20, Ballroom I, Tom Erkkinen presents “Multiple Purpose Automatic Code Generation,” discussing the use of commercial off the shelf (COTS) code generation technology to generate software for multiple platforms and applications without changing the simulation model.
  • Thursday, August 23, 11:00 a.m., Session 85-GNC-51, Ballroom C, Matt Jardin of The MathWorks and Eric Mueller of the NASA Ames Research Center present “Optimized Measurements of UAV Mass Moment of Inertia with a Bifilar Pendulum,” which demonstrates a new method for choosing the dimensions of a bifilar pendulum to make accurate mass moment of inertia measurements for small aircraft.
  • Thursday August 23, 9:00 a.m., Session 95-MST-20, Ballroom I, Jason Ghidella of The MathWorks discusses “The Use of Computing Clusters and Automatic Code Generation to Speed Up Simulation Tasks,” examining the use of high-performance computing clusters, code generation technology and test reuse to reduce the time to complete tasks for Model-Based Design using COTS software tools. Silvina Grad-Freilich, Amory Wakefield, and Jon Friedman of The MathWorks are co-authors.
  • Student Competition – MACH-1 (Model-based Aerospace Challenge #1) – During the Guidance, Navigation and Control Technical Committee meeting on Thursday, August 23rd, Matt Jardin of The MathWorks will describe the scope of the new aerospace competition for university students. Already, teams from the University of Washington, University of California, Santa Cruz, and University of Minnesota have accepted this senior project challenge. The 2007 inaugural competition is positioned to inspire teams to creatively use Model-Based Design and solve a Mars airplane control design problem.

About The MathWorks
The MathWorks is the world’s leading developer of technical computing and Model-Based Design software for engineers and scientists in industry, government, and education. With an extensive product set based on MATLAB(R) and Simulink, The MathWorks provides software and services to solve challenging problems and accelerate innovation in automotive, aerospace, communications, financial services, biotechnology, electronics, instrumentation, process, and other industries. The MathWorks was founded in 1984 and employs more than 1,600 people worldwide, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts.

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