Simulink Student Challenge Winners

MathWorks announces the winners of the 2013 Simulink Student Challenge. Congratulations and thanks to all the students who entered.

First Place


Daniel Wilson – University of Sydney

This really cool video shows how MATLAB and Simulink were used to model an aircraft via Model-Based Design and tune GNC algorithms offline. This process considerably speeds up the development and deployment of new guidance algorithms. Watch this video to see model-based design in action!

Second Place

Development of Arm Controller for Robotic Satellite Servicing

Kristina Monakhova- University of Buffalo

Using Simulink and SimMechanics this video shows how complex geometries can be imported and modeled in Simulink. Once imported, a controller was designed to manipulate an 11 DOF robotic arm from a joystick and “glove” controller. For a cool application in robotics, check out this video!

Third Place

Modeling a Ventilation System in Simulink

Chrysanthi-Sofia Koulani - Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

An interesting application of Simulink was used to model the dynamics of a ventilation system. It modeled the time-based response of ventilation dampers to feedback control on the pressure and airflow in a typical household ventilation system. See the video to learn more!