The book is distinctive as it takes a practical, hands-on approach to programming in MATLAB and modelling in Simulink and Stateflow for aerospace and other engineering applications. The materials support a MATLAB/Simulink course designed to take approximately forty hours. However, the material is designed to be modular and thus flexible for use in a variety of teaching and time formats, or for self-study.
Richard Colgren is an associate professor in aerospace engineering at The University of Kansas. He earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering with a minor in aeronautical engineering and his M.S. from the University of Southern California. His B.S. in aeronautical and astronautical engineering is from The University of Washington. He spent 20 years at the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and 2 years at the Northrop Corporation specializing in embedded software, flight control, piloted and UAV systems, cockpit procedures, flight test, and accident investigation. He is internationally recognized for his over 80 publications and 2 patents. He has taught numerous seminars, workshops, and courses in MATLAB, Simulink, linear systems theory, control and communication systems, computer architecture, UAV conceptual design, mathematics, and statistics.