The aerospace vehicle component block libraries in Aerospace Blockset™ let you design and test a complete vehicle simulation in a single model. For example, you can perform analyses and trade-off studies to understand system behavior under a variety of environmental conditions and parameter constraints and use prebuilt guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) components to verify the response of a radar system before full system specification.
The GNC library includes guidance blocks for calculating the range between two crafts given their respective positions. Navigation blocks for modeling a three-axis accelerometer, a gyroscope, and an inertial measurement unit are also included. Multiple controller forms let you investigate the effects of implementation architecture on your design. Forms include predefined state-space controller blocks for one-, two-, and three-dimensional gain scheduling; linear interpolation; observer- and self-conditioned forms; and one-, two-, and three-dimensional matrix interpolation.
The Propulsion library includes a turbofan engine system block that implements a first-order representation of the engine and the controller. It computes the thrust and fuel flow at a specific throttle position, Mach number, and altitude.
The Actuators library includes component blocks for simulating second-order linear and nonlinear actuators.
The Mass Properties library includes blocks for estimating inertia tensor and symmetric inertia tensor and for calculating moments about center of gravity due to forces.