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CAD-Based Simulator for Quadrotors

version 2.0 (9.01 MB) by Andrea L'Afflitto
Simulink toolbox for testing control algorithms for quadrotors using a virtual reality simulator


Updated 16 May 2017

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This is the 2.0 version of a Simulink toolbox that allows to compare and contrast the peromance of any two control architecture for quadrotors, such as the proportional-integral-derivative (PID) and rhe model reference adaptive controls (MRAC). A unique feature of this simulator is that the quadrotor's dynamics is not captured by a set of differential equations, but a CAD model generated in Solidworks and then imported in Simulink using the Simscape Multibody Blockset.

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Andrea L'Afflitto (2020). CAD-Based Simulator for Quadrotors (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (8)

Anh Le

It takes a bit to tune the parameters, but it works well

Zach Gentry

Zach Gentry

Zach Gentry



More accurate sliding-mode control law to regulate the quadrotors' position in the horizontal plane and smaller oscillations in the transient phase compared to the 1.1 version.

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2016b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux