A Dynamic Aircraft Simulation Tool for Energy and Mission Performance

Aircraft Systems Simulation
    • Aircraft Systems: power plant, propulsion, aerodynamics, flight dynamics, pilot/controls
    • Simulation of entire flight mission
    • Fixed-wing and multi-rotary, including UAV
    • Customizable Simulink-based models
    • User-friendly interface
    • Calculates energy consumption, endurance, range, payload

The Electric Aviation Revolution

Electric and hybrid airplanes, vehicles for urban air mobility, and UAVs for goods delivery will change aviation. Propulsion design, energy management, and mission optimization are required to get the most out of batteries powering them. Aeronomie is a new simulation tool designed to facilitate these efforts.

From Cars to Aircrafts

Aeronomie is the aeronautical version of Autonomie, Argonne’s road vehicle energy consumption tool. Developed over the past 20 years and adopted by over 275 organizations, Autonomie is extensively used for the development of more energy-efficient vehicles.

Aircraft Systems Modeling

Electric Powerplant
Fig.1 - Simulink diagram of an electric power-plant

Professional Interface


Hexacopter 6 Waypoint Mission
Fig.2 - Hexacopter flying a six-waypoint mission

Linkage with Other Tools

Aeronomie can be linked with other expert tools developed at Argonne, including supercomputer-enabled CFD code (external aerodynamics), BatPac (battery performance and cost) and GREET (life-cycle analysis).


Please visit our publications page for the latest technical updates on our work. In the top left, select “Group by Keyword” and look for “Aircraft systems” and “Aeronomie”.

Development team: Dominik Karbowski (Team Lead), Nirmit Prabhakar

Technical Manager

Dominik Karbowski