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Simple State Machine for Elevator using app designer

version 1.2.0 (63.6 KB) by Jack Du Ho
Graphically illustrate an elevator (consists of 4 floors) using the state machine and MATLAB app designer


Updated 03 Sep 2019

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The elevator consists of four floors which can be easily extended into 5, 6, or so on. It basically executes based on five different states in a simple state machine:
+ Idle: resting state. From that, the elevator can go up, down, door and emergency states. Two main conditions for the transitions between those states are: the door is opening/not opening and the elevator is moving/not moving.

+ The run main function is a timer function where the period is 0.03s (assuming that 30 frames/second is obtained for the smoothly moving objects, it can be slightly varied depends on the power of the computer).

+ The request of the floor can not be updated when the elevator is in Idle state and the pressing button is related to the current floor (cabin floor).

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Jack Du Ho (2021). Simple State Machine for Elevator using app designer (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2018b
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