# Homework Help: Implementing a function in simulink simulation

1. Feb 5, 2012

### Evo8

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The problem statement essentially has me inputing a signal into simulink manipulating it and then looking at the output.

My output function is defined as $$y(n)=0.8x(n)+0.5x(n-1)+0.2x(n-2)$$

2. Relevant equations

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3. The attempt at a solution

In my simulink canvas I have placed a sine wave as my source and a scope as the sink or output.

To implement this function i tried the block called discrete filter. I have connected them in series respectively.

When I open the parameters for the filter i have fields for numerator and denominator coefficients. So I took my Y(n) and calculated the z transform then found my H(z).

$y(n)=0.8x(n)+0.5z^{-1}x(n)+0.2z^{-2}x(n)$
$y(n)=x(n)(0.8+0.5z^{-1}+0.2z^{-2})$
$H(z)=0.8+0.5z^{-1}+0.2z^{-2}$

So i put the coefficents into my filter parameters.
Numerator was [0.8 0.5 0.2]
Denominator was [1]

My input sine wave was left at the default of 1amplitude and 1 rad/sec.

My input and parameters:

This is what my output looks like.

Am I on the right track here? Im not really sure what my expected outcome should be.

Thanks for any help.

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2. Feb 5, 2012

### I like Serena

Let's see...

So you have a sine input and a filter that does $y(n)=0.8x(n)+0.5x(n-1)+0.2x(n-2)$.
The filter would take 3 consecutive values of the sine input and replace it by a weighted average.
What kind of output would you expect in such a case?
Can you say anything about the amplitude (since it's a weighted average)?

3. Feb 6, 2012

### Evo8

I guess I dont really understand how the weighted average would apply.

So the three consecutive values I assume are 0.8, 0.5 and 0.2? With 0.2 having the least weight? I would suspect that the amplitude would be decreased in certain areas. Im thinking that may not be the case since my output waveform had amplitudes that exceed 1? Of course im not sure if that filter was implemented properly.

4. Feb 6, 2012

### I like Serena

Suppose you have 3 consecutive values that are all close to the top of the sine, which is 1.
What would the value of the filter be?

Similarly, suppose you have 3 consecutive values that are all close to 0.
What would the value of the filter be?

Finally, suppose you have 3 consecutive values close to the valley of the sine at value -1.
What would the value of the filter be?

5. Feb 6, 2012

### Evo8

Im not sure that I completely follow.

3 consecutive values close to the top of the filter (1) I would guess the value of the filter to be close to 3?

For the values close to 0 i would guess it would be close to 0

For the values close to -1 following the same convention I would guess -3?

6. Feb 6, 2012

### I like Serena

You have the filter y(n)=0.8x(n)+0.5x(n-1)+0.2x(n-2).

Suppose x(n)=x(n-1)=x(n-2)=1, what would y(n) be?
It would not be 3.

7. Feb 6, 2012

### Evo8

Well I would be left with just the coefficients right? So y(n)=1.5

8. Feb 6, 2012

### I like Serena

Exactly. :)
The same would happen when the sine is around -1.

The resulting output would look like a sine, just like the input, with an amplitude that is more than 1, but less than 1.5.

Does your output graph look like that?

9. Feb 6, 2012

### Evo8

It certainly does! Its a bit blocky but that must be my sampling frequency in the simulation. I will have to play with it.

Thanks again for all of your help Ilse. Much appreciated!

10. Feb 6, 2012

### I like Serena

Have fun playing!