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Slow real_time_factor with 6 arcucopters SITL

asked 2018-10-19 03:27:46 -0500

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I am trying to simulate the behavior of a fleet of 6 drones by using ArduCopter SITL and gazebo 8.6. Each SITL is linked to a drone model using libArduCopterPlugin and libLiftDraftPlugin. My problem is the simulation is extremely slow : a real_time_factor of 0.23 in average, while my machine isn't doing much work : CPU at 10%, GPU at 40% and RAM at 25%. Is there a way to speed things up to achieve a real time simulation ?

My work is based on the iris.world example.

Thanks in advance.

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answered 2018-10-19 08:57:38 -0500

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If your CPU percentage is that low, then the plugins you're using might be blocking the simulation update cycle.

How did you measure the CPU, GPU, and memory usage?

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