Accession Number:

ADA265203

Title:

Fast Adaptive Maneuvering Experiment (Fame)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 7 Aug 1991-6 Sep 1992

Corporate Author:

GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-29

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

The Fast Adaptive Maneuvering Experiment FAME is designed to provide neural network NN researchers with a physical, non-linear system of modest dimensionality with coupled dynamics. The system to be controlled is a commercially available model electric helicopter Whisper which is secured to a commercially-available stand Flitemaster, Jr. which has been modified to limit its range of motion and make it suitable for laboratory operation. The stand has been instrumented with potentiometers to measure all 6 degrees-of-freedom 6- DOF. In order to make the interface to the system as simple as possible a Motorola MC68HCll microcontroller unit MCU has been employed to implement the RS-232 communications protocol, convert the voltages on the potentiometers into angles 8-bit quantization, perform the coordinate conversions to a Cartesian space, reply to requests from the NN controller for helicopter position, and translate commands from the NN controller into appropriate servo commands.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE