The Airnamics R5 unmanned aerial system (UAS) provides cinematographers with a camera motion system for close-range aerial filming. With a top speed of 130 kph (80 mph), a camera payload of 8 kg (18 lbs), and a GPS system accurate to within 25 millimeters (1 inch), the R5 is designed to deliver unprecedented levels of performance, safety, and ease of use.
Airnamics accelerated development of the R5’s fly-by-wire (FBW) controller and flight management system (FMS) by using Model-Based Design with MATLAB® and Simulink®.
“In flight control system performance, reliability and safety are primary concerns,” says Dr. Marko Thaler, CEO and CTO at Airnamics. “You cannot take shortcuts, because if you do, you’ll eventually crash. With Model-Based Design we were able to test the entire system via simulation. As a result, we not only sped the development and debugging of control algorithms, we also produced higher-quality code without expensive prototyping or long development cycles.”