# rlocfind

Find gain and poles for specific points of a root locus diagram.

## Syntax

rlocfind(sys)

[k, poles] = rlocfind(sys)

[k, poles] = rlocfind(sys, pe)

## Inputs

sys
A linear time-invariant transfer function or state space system.
Type: class
pe
A pole estimate from which to compute actual poles with the same gain magnitude.
Type: double | complex

## Outputs

k
The gain magnitude associated with pe.
Type: double
Dimension: scalar
poles
The poles on the root locus with gain k.
Type: double | complex
Dimension: matrix

## Examples

Find the poles on the root locus for the estimate, -1+3i.
s = tf('s');
GH = (s^2 + 2*s + 2) / (s * (s^4 + 9*s^3 + 33*s^2 + 51*s + 26));
[k, poles] = rlocfind(GH, -1+3i)
k = 45.1559797
p = [Matrix] 5 x 1
-5.60380 + 0.00000i
-0.91234 + 2.92420i
-0.91234 - 2.92420i
-0.78576 + 1.04887i
-0.78576 - 1.04887i

Use the interactive mode to find the poles for the selected point:

s = tf('s');
GH = (s^2 + 2*s + 2) / (s * (s^4 + 9*s^3 + 33*s^2 + 51*s + 26));
[k, poles] = rlocfind(GH)

Click on the plot to select a point. In this example, point -1+3i is selected and the calculated gain and poles are printed in the console:

Selected point =
-1.00136995 + 3.00236011i
K = 45.1862
poles =
[Matrix] 5 x 1
-5.60471 + 0.00000i
-0.91172 + 2.92491i
-0.91172 - 2.92491i
-0.78593 + 1.04889i
-0.78593 - 1.04889i

The closed loop poles are plotted and the gain, damping and frequency values are displayed in a text box.

You may click again on the plot to select another point, press 'c' to remove the closed loop poles from the plot or press 'q' to quit the interactive mode. The outputs of interactive rlocfind are the gain and poles of the last selected point