# AirSim Simulation
AirSim (opens new window) is a open-source, cross platform simulator for drones, built on Unreal Engine. It provides physically and visually realistic simulations of Pixhawk/PX4 using either Hardware-In-The-Loop (HITL) or Software-In-The-Loop (SITL).
# PX4 Setup
# AirSim with PX4 on WSL 2
WSL 2 is not a supported PX4 Windows development environment, mainly because it is non-trivial to display simulator UIs running within WSL 2 in the normal Windows environment. This limitation does not apply for AirSim because its UI is run natively in Windows.
# Microsoft AirSim: Applications to Research and Industry (PX4 Developer Summit Virtual 2020)
# Autonomous Drone Inspections using AirSim and PX4 (PX4 Developer Summit Virtual 2020)
# Further Information
- AirSim Documentation (opens new window)
- Using AirSim to Simulate Aircraft Inspection by Autonomous Drones (opens new window) (Case Study from Generalized Autonomy Aviation System (GAAS) project).