Note: This support package is functional for R2018b to R2020a. Starting in R2020b, UAV Toolbox supports these functionalities and others. Please visit UAV Toolbox product page.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be modeled and controlled using UAV Library for Robotics System Toolbox™ functions, objects, and blocks. You can simulate a reduced-order guidance model for fixed-wing and multi-rotor UAVs that approximates a closed-loop autopilot controller with a kinematic model. Generate control commands, UAV states, and environmental inputs using the given functions. A waypoint follower is also provided to execute flight missions based on pre-defined waypoints.
New in 2019a! You can also connect to MAVLink clients such as QGroundControl through UDP ports to exchange messages with UAVs using the MAVLink communication protocols.
The UAV Library for Robotics System Toolbox contains the following reference examples:
• Approximate High-Fidelity UAV model with UAV Guidance Model block
• Tuning Waypoint Follower for Fixed-Wing UAV
• Use the MAVLink communication protocols and load specific MAVLink dialects (New!)