Typhon UDX: The UAV Design Explorer™ academic license helps academic institutions to teach aerospace engineering subjects through hands-on interaction inside a virtual environment.


  • Hands-on learning:  Highly interactive, visual and user-friendly design and simulation environment invites students to learn by exploring and testing.
  • Versatile teaching tool:  Facilitate teaching multiple engineering subjects such as aerodynamics, aircraft design and controls, and UAV operation training.
  • Facilitate UAV research:  Leverage proven analysis and simulation tools to advance UAV-related research.


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UAV / Drone design and simulation

Control Code Development

Easily develop customized flight control code for the UAV, or interface the simulation to third party flight control hardware or software.

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.