New Software Allows Developers to Design and Simulate UAV Creations
ComQuest Ventures LLC (CQV), a drone engineering company based out of San Juan, Puerto Rico, has introduced Typhon UDX, software for the design, analysis, optimization and simulation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
According to the company, the product is designed to minimize the time and costs of developing drones, including fixed-wing and multi-rotor aircraft.
The UAV-specific software integrates multiple analysis disciplines, such as mass estimation, aerodynamic analysis and propulsion system analysis, into a user-friendly interface, says CQV. By employing fast engineering algorithms, the software is able to provide real-time predictions of aircraft performance and flight characteristics as the design is modified.
Users can also simulate the flight of the aircraft and use this simulation to develop customized flight control codes. In turn, engineers can test and debug the UAV airframe and flight control code virtually – minimizing the prototyping and testing iterations and drastically reducing development time and resources, explains CQV.
The company notes it has refined and validated Typhon UDX over years of research through the development of a series of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. The software is now being made available to UAV developers, as well as research and academic institutions.