Aerospace Blockset

Key Features

  • Simulates aerospace vehicle components, including propulsion systems, control systems, mass properties, and actuators
  • Models flight dynamics, including three- and six-degrees-of-freedom equations of motion with fixed or variable mass
  • Provides options for visualizing vehicle dynamics in a three-dimensional environment, including an interface to FlightGear flight simulator
  • Includes standards-based environmental models for atmosphere, gravity, wind, geoid height, and magnetic field
  • Implements predefined utilities for converting units, transforming coordinate systems and spatial representations, and performing common aerospace math operations
Using Simulink and Aerospace Blockset to model and simulate vehicle dynamics.
Using Simulink and Aerospace Blockset to model and simulate vehicle dynamics of a NASA HL-20 lifting body (bottom left). The system is visualized with FlightGear flight simulator (top right).

Standards-based reference blocks, including environmental models for gravity, atmosphere, and wind, enable you to verify and validate your vehicle system design. Graphical switching capabilities let you alternate between mathematical representations, enabling you to rapidly modify modeling conditions without changing the model. You can automatically generate code for production deployment and for real-time execution in rapid prototyping and hardware-in-the-loop systems by using Aerospace Blockset software, the Simulink Coder and Simulink Real-Time products (both available separately).

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