Accession Number:

ADA499517

Title:

A Gimbaled Platform for Micro Aerial Vehicle Autopilot Simulation and Calibration

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May-Aug 2008

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2009-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

This report describes a 3-degrees-of-freedom gimbaled platform designed to be used as a hardware in the loop simulator. This platform is designed to aid in the calibration and synchronization of micro aerial vehicles autopilot components. This platform can also be used as a simulator allowing the autopilot to fly a computer model of the airframe. This allows for the quick and efficient verification of autopilot behavior with different airframes under various weather conditions within the lab.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE