Modelling and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation for a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

dc.contributor.author Jung, Dongwon
dc.contributor.author Tsiotras, Panagiotis
dc.contributor.corporatename Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Aerospace Engineering
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-11T16:40:35Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-11T16:40:35Z
dc.date.issued 2007-05
dc.description Copyright © 2007 by D. Jung and P. Tsiotras. Published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., with permission. en_US
dc.description.abstract Modeling and experimental identification results for a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) are presented. The numerical values of the aerodynamic derivatives are computed via the Digital DATCOM software using the geometric parameters of the airplane. Flight test data are utilized to identify the stability and control derivatives of the UAV. The aerodynamic angles are estimated and used in conjunction with inertial measurements in a batch parameter identification algorithm. A hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation environment is developed to support and validate the UAV autopilot hardware and software development. The HIL simulation incorporates a high-fidelity dynamic model that includes the sensor and actuator models, from the identified parameters from experiments. A user-friendly graphical interface that incorporates external stick commands and 3-D visualization of the vehicle’s motion completes the simulation environment. The hardware-in-the-loop setup is an indispensable tool for rapid certification of both the avionics hardware and the control software, while performing simulated flight tests with minimal cost and effort. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Jung, D., and Tsiotras, P., "Modelling and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation for a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle,'' AIAA Infotech at Aerospace, Rohnert Park, CA, May 7-10, 2007, AIAA Paper 07-2768. en_US
dc.identifier.other AIAA Paper 07-2768
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/36877
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.publisher.original American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.
dc.subject Hardware-in-the-loop simulation (HILS) en_US
dc.subject Unmanned aerial vehicles en_US
dc.subject Flight tests en_US
dc.title Modelling and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation for a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle en_US
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dc.type.genre Paper
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local.contributor.author Tsiotras, Panagiotis
local.contributor.corporatename Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Research Facility
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