The Quanser AERO is a fully integrated lab experiment, designed for teaching mechatronics and controls concepts at the undergraduate level, as well as for advanced aerospace research applications.
The experiment is reconfigurable for various aerospace systems, from 1 DOF and 2 DOF helicopter to half-quadrotor. Integrating Quanser-developed QFLEX 2 computing interface technology, the Quanser AERO also offers flexibility in lab configurations, using a PC, or microcontrollers, such as NI myRIO, Arduino and Raspberry Pi. With the comprehensive course materials included, you can build a state-of-the-art teaching lab for your mechatronics or control courses, engage students in various design and capstone projects, and validate your research concepts on a high-quality, robust, and precise platform.
The Quanser AERO is available with two different, easily interchangeable interface panels:
The Quanser AERO USB experiment comes with Quanser-developed courseware. A combination of ABET-aligned workbook with exercises and a Laboratory Guide with modeling and control design examples, together with the quick start resources, a comprehensive User Manual, fully documented system models, and pre-designed controllers for MATLAB/Simulink and LabVIEW and a allow you to get your lab running faster, saving months of time typically required to develop lab materials.
The Quanser AERO Embedded experiment is provided with the microcontroller examples and interfacing datasheet, detailing the connections and protocols used.
The courseware materials supplied with the Quanser AERO USB experiment consist of:
ABET-aligned Instructor and Student Workbooks with complete lab exercises, covering topics:
Laboratory Guides with modeling and control design examples:
These courseware materials are also supplied with the Quanser AERO Embedded experiment for reference purposes.
The Quanser AERO experiment comes with a QFLEX 2 interface panel of your choice (USB or Embedded). Additional panel can be purchased separately.
To set up your Quanser AERO USB experiment, you need also Quanser control software:
- QUARC for MATLAB/Simulink¹ users
- QRCP for LabVIEW¹ users
The Quanser AERO Embedded experiment does not require any additional components from Quanser².
¹ MATLAB, Simulink or LabVIEW licenses are not included.
² The microcontroller is not included.