Aerospace & defenseMarch 22, 2024

The drone built to fly everywhere

As French startup Aerix Systems gears up to launch its omnidirectional drone to market, it’s benefiting from the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud’s industry-leading design features and seamless multidisciplinary collaboration capabilities.
Avatar Rebecca Lambert

When it takes to the skies in the not-too-distant future, Aerix Systems’ gyroscope-based propulsion drone will be one of the first omnidirectional unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) on the market. Designed to be as stable and maneuverable as possible, the drone can take off and land in any orientation and fly at all angles. It means it will be able to handle all kinds of civil and military response missions, whether that’s swooping between turbines on a remote offshore wind farm to check for cracks, corrosion and peeling paint, or accurately observing and measuring boat hulls, airplane wings and buildings, regardless of air currents, high winds and choppy waters.

Over the past few years, the Aerix team has been working to bring its concept to life and is now at the point where it has a technological prototype. To reach this milestone, the French startup needed an industry-leading product design and lifecycle management solution, which it found in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud.

“Developing a product of this complexity means we face a lot of challenges bringing together different systems, including mechanical, electronic, system control and sensors,” said Clément Picaud, co-founder and CEO of Aerix Systems. “We have a lot of disciplines that we must master and integrate. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform has been instrumental for designing our first prototype.”

Now, as it moves to the next step of the product development cycle, Aerix is confident it has the tools and support in place to successfully launch – and fly – its UAS. The company also has exciting plans in the works to widen its offering and bring omnidirectional propulsion to more use cases.

Find out how Aerix is using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to master complex system design, integrate different functions, and develop its production ready UAS.

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