Quanser Aero 2

Quanser AERO 2

Flexible Platform For Control

Integrating Quanser-developed QFLEX 2 computing interface technology, the Quanser AERO 2 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.

Quanser is the global leader in designing and manufacturing engineering lab solutions exclusively for higher ed teaching and research.

Key Features:

  • Compact and integrated system
  • Comprehensive course materials included
  • High-efficiency coreless DC motors
  • High resolution optical encoders
  • Pitch & yaw axes and DC motors/rotors speed measurements through digital tachometer
  • Built-in voltage amplifier with integrated current sensor
  • Integrated data acquisition(DAQ) device
  • User-controllable tri-color LED
  • Easy-connect cables and connectors


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Quanser AERO Featured in Research

A controller design method for high-order unstable linear time-invariant systems


Journal Proceedings

ISA Transactions


G. Shi, Z. Gao, Y. Chen, D. Li, Y. Ding

Adaptive Backstepping Attitude Control of a Rigid Body with State Quantization


Journal Proceedings

2021 60th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)


S. M. Schlanbusch, J. Zhou, R. Schlanbusch

Adaptive Backstepping Control of a 2-DOF Helicopter System in the Presence of Quantization


Journal Proceedings

2021 9th International Conference on Control, Mechatronics and Automation (ICCMA)


S. M. Schlanbusch, J. Zhou

Additional Information

The Quanser AERO 2 is a fully integrated dual-motor lab experiment, designed for advanced control research and aerospace engineering labs, that can also be used for teaching control concepts at the undergraduate level.

Topics Include:

  • Hardware integration
  • Single propeller speed control
  • PID control
  • Introduction to IMU
  • Modeling using transfer function
  • System identification
  • Gain scheduling
  • 1 DOF attitude control configuration
  • 2 DOF helicopter configuration
  • Half-quadrotor configuration


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