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VSS/LabVIEW Integration Example
This example illustrates co-simulation with LabVIEW and MATLAB® in VSS. Co-simulation with LabVIEW is achieved by implementing the required functionality into a LabVIEW Virtual Instrument (VI); the Matlab implementation is done through a .m file.
In this example, a Moving Target Detector (MTD), used in Radar systems, is implemented as described below and the results are compared:
- The VSS implementation: uses the VSS native block MTD. This block is part of the VSS Radar Library.
- LabVIEW implementation: uses MTD.vi. This VI is implemented by using basic LabVIEW functionality. Requires an installation of LabVIEW Development Environment (32- or 64-bit).
- LabVIEW Mathscript implementation: uses MTD_MathScript.vi. Requires an installation of LabVIEW 32-bit Development Environment with the LabVIEW MathScript RT add-on module (the latter is available only for 32-bit installations of LabVIEW). Mathscript is a native compiler for .m files developed in MATLAB® or GNU Octave software.
- MATLAB implementation: uses MTD.m. This implementation requires an installation of MATLAB® software.
In this project, the same input signal is passed through the VSS MTD block, the LABVIEW block running the MTD.vi, the LABVIEW block running MTD_MathScript.vi and the MATLAB block calling the MTD.m function. The outputs are plotted and compared to verify they are all identical.
Note: This example will not run using the LabVIEW Run-Time Environment since the LabVIEW MathScript RT add-on module is not compatible with it.