The thesis deals with the user's perspective of the NI myRIO platform. The objective is to test the practical application of the system, which enables the implementation of algorithms in real time, in the design and implementation of control algorithms for the inverted pendulum. Testing and control is carried out using the Amira PA600 laboratory plant, located at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in the Laboratory of Control systems and Cybernetics. Finally, the solution is compared to a control system running on a personal computer in the Matlab-Simulink environment, with emphasis on the practical aspects of the development and use of the final solution.
First of all, it is necessary to get to know the functioning of the laboratory equipment and its functions. The analysis of the inverted pendulum follows a mathematical model with equations that describe its operation as much as possible. In order to be able to run the system in real time, an appropriate controller had to be inserted. In this task a linear quadratic controller is used, since its use is very simple. Finally, results are presented showing 20-percent performance of the Matlab-Simulink software environment while the performance of the NI myRIO platform was 100-percent. A number of other tests have been conducted to prove that the NI myRIO platform is much better in real time for inverted pendulum control.