Publication detail

HW in-the-Loop Simulation of a Light Aircraft Autopilot

CHUDÝ, P. VLK, J. DITTRICH, P. RZUCIDLO, P.

Original Title

HW in-the-Loop Simulation of a Light Aircraft Autopilot

English Title

HW in-the-Loop Simulation of a Light Aircraft Autopilot

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

Hardware in the loop simulations are undisputably perceived as an integral part of the avionics design and development process. This paper describes the simulation process which has been employed to test a digital autopilot for a light sport aircraft. Simulation processes have been performed on two different ground testing levels. The first setting consisted of a laboratory grade verification phase which supported the initial functional estimate of the designed and implemented autopilot features. The subsequent testing level already included the embedded autopilot system installation on board of the test aircraft. The initial hardware in the loop simulation was performed at the light aircraft simulation lab SimStar at the Brno University of Technology. The aim of the ground simulations was to verify and ground test the operational suitability of the designed autopilot flight control system elements. The implemented flight control system hardware units have been connected into the simulation network using the CANaerospace communication protocol for both testing scenarios. Simulations focused on the real time automatic flight modes operational scenarios. Both of the simulation scenarios confirmed the anticipated performance of the autopilot design features.

English abstract

Hardware in the loop simulations are undisputably perceived as an integral part of the avionics design and development process. This paper describes the simulation process which has been employed to test a digital autopilot for a light sport aircraft. Simulation processes have been performed on two different ground testing levels. The first setting consisted of a laboratory grade verification phase which supported the initial functional estimate of the designed and implemented autopilot features. The subsequent testing level already included the embedded autopilot system installation on board of the test aircraft. The initial hardware in the loop simulation was performed at the light aircraft simulation lab SimStar at the Brno University of Technology. The aim of the ground simulations was to verify and ground test the operational suitability of the designed autopilot flight control system elements. The implemented flight control system hardware units have been connected into the simulation network using the CANaerospace communication protocol for both testing scenarios. Simulations focused on the real time automatic flight modes operational scenarios. Both of the simulation scenarios confirmed the anticipated performance of the autopilot design features.

Keywords

HIL simulations, light aircraft, embedded systems, ground testing, simulation framework, computer simulation

RIV year

2013

Released

19.08.2013

Publisher

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Location

Boston, MA

ISBN

978-1-62993-153-1

Book

Conference Proceeding Series (GNC/AFM/MST)

Edition

NEUVEDEN

Edition number

NEUVEDEN

Pages from

1

Pages to

11

Pages count

11

URL

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT103560,
  author="Peter {Chudý} and Jan {Vlk} and Petr {Dittrich} and Pawel {Rzucidlo}",
  title="HW in-the-Loop Simulation of a Light Aircraft Autopilot",
  annote="Hardware in the loop simulations are undisputably perceived as an integral part
of the avionics design and development process. This paper describes the
simulation process which has been employed to test a digital autopilot for
a light sport aircraft. Simulation processes have been performed on two different
ground testing levels. The first setting consisted of a laboratory grade
verification phase which supported the initial functional estimate of the
designed and implemented autopilot features. The subsequent testing level already
included the embedded autopilot system installation on board of the test
aircraft. The initial hardware in the loop simulation was performed at the light
aircraft simulation lab SimStar at the Brno University of Technology. The aim of
the ground simulations was to verify and ground test the operational suitability
of the designed autopilot flight control system elements. The implemented flight
control system hardware units have been connected into the simulation network
using the CANaerospace communication protocol for both testing scenarios.
Simulations focused on the real time automatic flight modes operational
scenarios. Both of the simulation scenarios confirmed the anticipated performance
of the autopilot design features.",
  address="American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics",
  booktitle="Conference Proceeding Series (GNC/AFM/MST)",
  chapter="103560",
  doi="10.2514/6.2013-4829",
  edition="NEUVEDEN",
  howpublished="online",
  institution="American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics",
  year="2013",
  month="august",
  pages="1--11",
  publisher="American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics",
  type="conference paper"
}