Flight Dynamics and GNC Engineering

Our specialists in Flight Dynamics and Guidance, Navigation and Control provide our clients with customized solutions regarding algorithms, models and simulations, which are key to overcome the following activities:

  • Flying and handling qualities analysis.
  • Control laws development for Flight Control System integration.
  • Attitude Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) and Inertial Navigation Systems (INS).
  • Mission analysis.
  • Air vehicle identification.
  • Software and Hardware in the Loop Simulations (SILS, HILS).
  • Training simulations.
  • Model Based Design and Systems Engineering activities.
  • Feasibility studies.

The five main areas we provide services are:

Flight Dynamics.

We design and develop the models and procedures to assess the performance, handling qualities and flying qualities of the air vehicle, regarding specific operational limitations and atmospheric influences.

Guidance and Control.

The core of any Flight Control System is based on its guidance and control laws and algorithms. Our specialists can offer state of the art solutions, in regard to flight control laws for fixed and rotary wing aircrafts, following the best approach for your vehicle and your mission.

Navigation Systems and Sensor Fusion.

We are experienced in the development of customized algorithms for Attitude Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) and GNSS aided Inertial Navigation Systems (GNSS/INS).

Modeling and Simulation.

We are used to building most of our models for aircraft and aircraft’s subsystems. Using theoretical or semi-empirical validated models, wind tunnel tests or flight test data. The extracted simulation models can be used in a variety of purposes, e.g. in-flight simulators for flight performance assessment, development of flight control laws or to validate third party models.

Air Vehicle Identification.

As a complement to modeling and simulation our team performs system identification studies and analysis using data from flight tests and wind tunnel testing.