Defined domain integral(convoulution) in simulink

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Jpk on 23 Feb 2021
Edited: Paul on 3 Mar 2021
I trying to use simulink to somve the following system:
Where A is a NxN matrix, B is a Nx1 column vector and x(t) and u(s) are known functions.
I thought that handiling the domain of the integration can be done by using a transport delay block and substracting the delayed signal from the non delayed one. But I'm still puzzeld on how to compute the integral. I have treid to use the "Conv" which works for scalar A,B and x but does not work when these are matrices.
Does anyone have some suggestion on the matter?
Thank you in advance.
Jpk on 3 Mar 2021
Pardon the ambiguity I wrote the post in a rush. I'll update it soon.
  • x(t) is the output of a filter (which yes is a t-h backwards in time filter - but it should not matter as stated-).
  • h is constant in a simple setting, however it should me made variable in time.
  • z(t) does indeed have an intial condition, and I could try to formulate (if my inference is correct on your final goal) the solution to the problem as the solution of linear system. I'm trying, however, to avoid this and would like to expicitly compute the solution the integral as this will be needed in future steps
Thanks for you time!

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Swetha Polemoni
Swetha Polemoni on 1 Mar 2021
It is my understanding that you want to do convolution of two matrices. You may find this documentation "2-D Convolution" useful.
Jpk on 2 Mar 2021
Alternatively I could solve, which is obtanied from a change of variables:
Is there any to solve this in simulink?

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Paul on 3 Mar 2021
Edited: Paul on 3 Mar 2021
Assuming h is constant and h >= 0 ....
It seems like the model can be expressed as follows:
wdot(t) = A*w(t) + B*u(t)
z(t) = expm(A*h)*x(t) + w(t) - w(t-h) % w(t) - w(t-h) is the value or the integral
These equations can be implemented in Simulink assuming you have an initial condition w(0) and assuming that w(t-h) is known (probably should be w(0)) for t - h < 0.

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