Project updates: September 2012

Today, we are glad to announce the release of the next preview version of the FOMCON toolbox for MATLAB: version 0.3-alpha. This release, some features are added and some important issues are fixed.

New features

  • Fractional-order PID optimization tool fpid_optim now supports running Simulations in Simulink.
  • Fractional-order transfer function identification in the frequency can now also be used for identifying systems with apparent input-output delays.
  • An experimental tool impid has been added which can facilitate fractional-order PID controller digital implementation.

The toolbox is available for download in the corresponding section of the website.

In other news:

  • An online reference manual for the FOMCON toolbox is now available. A more thorough PDF user manual will be published later.
  • A bug tracker for the toolbox has also been set up. Please report any bugs you may encounter!

Note on upgrading the FOMCON toolbox: please overwrite existing files with the new ones.

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Paper to be presented at BEC’2012 conference

Another FOMCON project related paper will be presented at the 13th Biennial Baltic Electronics Conference held in Tallinn/Laulasmaa, Estonia. The paper is entitled “Implementation and Real-Time Simulation of a Fractional-order Controller using a MATLAB based Prototyping Platform”. Presenter is Aleksei Tepljakov.

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Paper to be presented at CCC’2012 conference

A FOMCON project related paper will be presented this summer at the 31st Chinese Control Conference held in Hefei, China. The paper is entitled “A Flexible MATLAB Tool for Optimal Fractional-order PID Controller Design Subject to Specifications”. The paper deals with the issues of implementation of the PI$^{\lambda}$D$^{\mu}$-controller parameter optimization for linear and nonlinear plants. Presenter is once again Aleksei Tepljakov.

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Paper to be presented at MIXDES’2012 conference

A new FOMCON project related paper entitled “Application of the Newton Method to First-order Implicit Fractional Transfer Function Approximation” will be presented on the first day of the MIXDES conference. Presenter is Aleksei Tepljakov.

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The FOMCON project website is online

The FOMCON project website has been launched. The corresponding MATLAB toolbox preview version is also available for download. Some documentation is provided.

Introductory materials are now in the works and will be published soon.

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