Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hands-on opportunity to master QUARC

Would you prefer your students focus on control design theory, rather than tedious code writing? Are you looking for a tool to accelerate your research? If your answer to either of these questions is "yes", you should consider QUARC, Quanser's control design software. You can learn more about the software on our website, but how difficult would it be for you or your students to actually master it and use it to its full potential?

Based on the experience of Dr. Rifat Sipahi from Northeastern University, you don't need to worry: "As an instructor, I always use MATLAB and Simulink in my teaching," he told us. "Then students can use their Simulink knowledge to easily interface with Quanser's QUARC, with which real-time control becomes extremely easy. In less than an hour, all undergraduate students who had no prior experience in real-time control could learn how to build a simple control loop and obtain successful experimental results."

For more evidence of just how easy it is to learn & use QUARC, take the new QUARC Interactive Tutorial (QIT), an online simulation of the software that gives you an overview of how QUARC works and how it can handle all sorts of tasks, from basic to advanced. Mr. Q, your animated guide, will demonstrate all the features and capabilities of the software and will even let you try it. With his help you can create the programming yourself and see the results, even if you don't have MATLAB or Simulink installed on your computer. Just try it! And if you have any questions, get in touch with our engineers - the very people who developed QUARC in the first place.

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