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The Control and Estimation Tools Manager, which is a graphical user interface (GUI) for performing parameter estimation, stores and organizes all data from a given Simulink® model inside a project. To open the Control and Estimation Tools Manager GUI, select Analysis > Parameter Estimation in the Simulink model window.
When using the Control and Estimation Tools Manager for parameter estimation, you can
Manage estimation projects.
Select parameters and initial conditions to configure the estimation.
Specify cost functions.
Import experimental data (to be matched by the output of your Simulink model).
Specify the initial conditions of your model.
Each estimation task can include
One or more data sets
One or more sets of estimation settings, or configurations
The default project name is the same as the Simulink model name. The project name is shown in the Workspace tree of the Control and Estimation Tools Manager.
The Control and Estimation Tools Manager works seamlessly with products in the Controls and Estimation family. In particular, if you have licenses for Simulink Control Design or Model Predictive Control Toolbox software, you can use these products to perform tasks on projects that you have created in Simulink Design Optimization™ software, and vice versa.
This figure shows a tools manager with multiple projects and multiple tasks.
You can save projects individually, or group multiple projects together in one saved file, as described in:
To add, delete, or rename the project or task:
Right-click the project or task node in the Workspace tree.
Select the appropriate command from the shortcut menu.
A Control and Estimation Tools Manager project can consist of tasks from products such as Simulink Control Design, Simulink Design Optimization, and Model Predictive Control Toolbox software. Each task contains data, objects, and results for the analysis of a particular model.
To save your project as a MAT-file, select File > Save in the Control and Estimation Tools Manager window.
To save multiple projects within one file:
In the Save Projects dialog box, select the projects that you want to save.
Choose a folder and name for your project file by either browsing for a file or typing the full path and filename in the Save as field. Click Save.
To open previously saved projects, select File > Load in the Control and Estimation Tools Manager window.
In the Load Projects dialog box, choose a project file by either browsing for the folder and file, or by typing the full path and filename in the Load from field. Project files are always MAT-files. The projects within this file appear in the Projects list.
Select the projects that you want to load, then click OK. When a file contains multiple projects, you can choose to load them all or just a few.