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Overview

Typhon UDX: The UAV Design Explorer is a powerful engineering software developed by CQV which is able to analyze and simulate arbitrary UAV configurations in real-time.  The tool is useful in UAV rapid design exploration, design optimization, development of custom flight autonomy code, flight simulation of UAV systems, and training of usage of UAV system, among many other uses.  The tool was developed in-house by CQV and is used for the research and rapid development of highly innovative UAV systems such as the Vertex Tiltrotor VTOL.

For licencing Typhon UDX for commercial, research, development and educational purposes, please contact us.

Virtual Wind Tunnel

The following is a demonstration of the Virtual Wind Tunnel Pane, one of the many analysis panes included in Typhon UDX.

Capabilities

UAV / Drone design and simulation

Sensitivity Analysis

Predict how any performance parameter (cruise speed, range, endurance, payload capacity, aerodynamic efficiency, etc.) is affected as any design parameter (propeller, motor size, wing size, airfoil used, etc.) is changed.

UAV / Drone design and simulation

Wing/Stab Optimization

Select the best size and shape for your wings and stabilizers given desired performance goals.  Study the effect of various airfoils on the performance of the aircraft.  Optimize control surface size and location for desired controllability.

UAV / Drone design and simulation

Stability Analysis

Predict static/dynamic stability performance of the UAV.  Study how it is affected by center of gravity location, stabilizer sizing, and other design parameters.

UAV / Drone design and simulation

Propulsion System Selection

Select the best off-the-shelf motor/battery/propeller combination for your UAV, given desired performance goals.  Gasoline or nitro engines can also be analyzed.

UAV / Drone design and simulation

Mass Estimation Analysis

Obtain a first-order estimate of total weight of the UAV and center of gravity (COG) location, and how it is affected as any design parameter is changed. Study how to place components within the airframe to achieve desired COG location.

UAV / Drone design and simulation

Aerodynamic Analysis

Predict aerodynamic performance of a UAV design and how it is affected by design changes.  Study interaction between wings and stabilizers.

UAV / Drone design and simulation

Control Code Development

Create custom stability and control code for the UAV, or interface third-party systems to run software-in-the-loop (SITL) or hardware-in-the-loop (HITL) simulations.