Simulink Control Design™ software has both command-line tools and a graphical Linear Analysis Tool for estimating the frequency response of a system modeled in Simulink, without modifying the model. You can use the estimated response to validate exact linearization results, analyze linear model dynamics, or estimate parametric models. For more information about frequency response estimation, see Frequency Response Estimation Basics.
Frequency response estimation requires an input signal at the linearization input point to excite the model at the frequencies of interest. For more information, see Estimation Input Signals.
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A frequency response describes the steady-state response of a system to sinusoidal inputs. Simulink Control Design lets you estimate the frequency response of a model or perform online estimation of a physical plant.
When you perform frequency response estimation, you can analyze the result by examining the raw simulated response and the FFT used to convert it to an estimated frequency response.
For frequency response estimation, the software injects an input signal and measures the response. You can use predefined signal types such as sinestream or chirp signals, or create an arbitrary input signal.
Noise sources can interfere with the signals at the linearization output points and produce inaccurate estimation results.
You can also estimate a frequency response model using Signal Processing Toolbox™ software, which includes windowing and averaging.
You can also estimate a frequency response model using System Identification Toolbox™ software.
Time-varying source blocks drive the model away from the operating point of the linearized system, which prevents the response from reaching steady state.
You can assess the accuracy of your linearization results by estimating the frequency response of the nonlinear model and comparing the result with the response of the linearized model.
You can assess the accuracy of your linearization results at the command line by estimating the frequency response of the nonlinear model.
You can assess the accuracy of your linearization results by comparing the simulated output of the nonlinear model and the linearized model.
Generate MATLAB® scripts or functions for frequency response estimation using the Linear Analysis Tool.
Improve frequency response estimation performance by reducing estimation time and memory requirements.
If your estimated frequency response does not match the expected behavior of your system, you can use the time-domain and frequency-domain response plots to help improve the results.