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jc_0603: Model description

Since R2020a

Guideline Publication

Control Algorithm Modeling Guidelines - Using MATLAB®, Simulink®, and Stateflow®

Sub ID Recommendations

  • NA-MAAB — No recommendations

  • JMAAB — a, b

MATLAB Versions



Sub ID a

The model layer shall include a description of the layer.

Layers that require a description are defined (by function and layer type) in the project.

Custom Parameter

Description object (block type, etc.)

Layer being described

Example — Correct

Model layer includes description [Requirement].

Sub ID b

The format of the layer description shall be consistent in the model.

Custom Parameter

Model description format


Sub ID a:

  • When a description is not included, the readability of the control specifications is reduced. Usability, maintainability, and portability also decreases.

Sub ID b:

  • Readability is impaired when the description format is not consistent.


Model Advisor check: Check Model Description (Simulink Check)

Last Changed


See Also

  • Sub ID a and b, see MISRA AC SLSF 022

Version History

Introduced in R2020a