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Aerospace Blockset

Model, simulate, and analyze aerospace vehicle dynamics

Aerospace Blockset™ provides Simulink® blocks for modeling, simulating, and analyzing aerospace vehicles. You can incorporate vehicle dynamics, validated models of the flight environment, and pilot behavior, and then connect your model to the FlightGear Flight Simulator to visualize simulation results.

With Aerospace Blockset you can use aerodynamic coefficients or Data Compendium (Datcom) derivatives to model fixed-wing, rotary-wing, and multirotor vehicles. Prebuilt component libraries let you design GNC algorithms and model actuator dynamics and the propulsion subsystem. Built-in aerospace math operations and coordinate system and spatial transformations let you describe the behavior of three-degrees-of-freedom (3DOF) and six-degrees-of-freedom (6DOF) bodies.

The blockset includes validated environment models for atmosphere, gravity, wind, geoid height, and magnetic field to represent flight conditions and increase simulation fidelity. Flight control analysis tools let you analyze the dynamic response and flying qualities of aerospace vehicles. To complete your analysis, you can visualize the vehicle in flight directly from Simulink with standard cockpit instruments and using the prebuilt FlightGear Flight Simulator interface.

Getting Started

Learn the basics of Aerospace Blockset


Example models illustrating specific functionality and applications of Aerospace Blockset software

Coordinate Systems

Represent aircraft and spacecraft motion and orientation

Unit Conversions

Convert common measurement units, such as feet per second to meters per second


Simulate aspects of environment, such as atmospheric conditions, gravity, magnetic fields, wind

Vehicle Dynamics

Model aerodynamics, propulsion, and motion of aircraft and spacecraft

Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC)

Model guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) systems, including controllers

Flight Instruments

Display measurements through standard cockpit instruments

Visualize Trajectory and Attitude

View flight paths with MATLAB® or flight simulator animation; input data to models