3D reconfigurable autopilot flight system for both general aviation and unmanned aerial systems

Plazas Rincon, Pedro Pablo (2015) 3D reconfigurable autopilot flight system for both general aviation and unmanned aerial systems. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This research project investigated and designed a modular architecture for a 3D Reconfigurable Autopilot Flight System that could be used to control actuators in both manned and unmanned aircraft. The system is based on a CAN Bus interface and allows seamless control of different types of actuators. During the course of the research the differences and similarities of autopilots for fixed-wing general aviation aircraft and unmanned aircraft were analysed focusing on the actuator interfaces. This project suggests that software and hardware used in commercial-of-the-shelf avionics could be used in manned and unmanned aviation.

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ID Code: 83705
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Mejias Alvarez, Luis & Campbell, Duncan
Keywords: Autopilot Flight Systems, Unmanned Aerial Systems, General Aviation Aircraft, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Autopilot Flight Architecture, Autopilot CAN Protocol UAV, manned and unmanned aircraft, CAN Interface UAV, Arduino and Autopilot Flight System, Px4 and Civil Aircraft
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 01 Jun 2015 02:52
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:10

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