Airborne systems laboratory for automation research

Greer, Duncan G., Mudford, Rhys, Dusha, Damien, & Walker, Rodney A. (2010) Airborne systems laboratory for automation research. In 27th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences, 19-24 September 2010, Acropolis Conference Centre, Nice.

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This paper presents an Airborne Systems Laboratory for Automation Research. The Airborne Systems Laboratory (ASL) is a Cessna 172 aircraft that has been specially modified and equipped by ARCAA specifically for research in future aircraft automation technologies, including Unmanned Airborne Systems (UAS). This capability has been developed over a long period of time, initially through the hire of aircraft, and finally through the purchase and modification of a dedicated flight-testing capability. The ASL has been equipped with a payload system that includes the provision of secure mounting, power, aircraft state data, flight management system and real-time subsystem. Finally, this system has been deployed in a cost effective platform allowing real-world flight-testing on a range of projects.

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ID Code: 33008
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: aircraft, flight-testing, flight-management-systems
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100) > Avionics (090105)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 04 Jul 2010 22:14
Last Modified: 27 May 2016 01:15

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