A Microcomputer-Based Simulator for Digital Control Systems


Electerical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology


A microcomputer-based simulator for digital control systems is proposed. The proposed simulator is a hybrid system in which the plant is simulated by conventional method of analog computers and other parts of the system including generation of input signal is performed digitally, using a Z-80 based microcomputer. To overcome the difficulty of programming in assembly language, and at the same time to have a fast system, a special purpose simulating language is suggested. Examples of programming in the new language are also presented.