In this paper the latest results of an HIL architecture, optimized to develop and test UAV platforms are presented. This architecture has been used to realize the different devices involved in the navigation and stability control of the Volcan UAV, a plane designed to operate in volcanic environments. The proposed architecture is strongly modular and flexible and allows the development of avionic hardware and software, testing and tuning the involved algorithms with non-destructive trials. A flight simulator (X-Plane) with a suitable plane model and plug-in, has been adopted to simulate the UAV dynamics. The flight simulator, interfaced with the real electronic boards, allows an easy tuning of all the control parameters and data collecting for test and validation. The effectiveness of adopted methodology was confirmed by several flight tests performed subsequently by using the designed avionic modules on the real UAV.
|Titolo:||HIL tuning of UAV for exploration of risky environments|
|Autori interni:||LONGO, DOMENICO|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Rivista:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED ROBOTIC SYSTEMS|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|