Publication detail

Prototyping Framework for Digital Flight Control System

CHUDÝ, P. VLK, J. DITTRICH, P.

Original Title

Prototyping Framework for Digital Flight Control System

English Title

Prototyping Framework for Digital Flight Control System

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

Hardware-in-the-loop simulations are indisputably perceived as an integral part of the avionics design and development process. This paper describes a prototyping framework, which has been employed to develop a digital autopilot for a light sport aircraft. Related simulation processes have been performed on two different ground-testing levels. The first level consisted of a laboratory grade development and testing 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. System prototyping was performed at the light aircraft simulation lab SimStar at the Brno University of Technology. Additional ground simulations were employed to verify and ground test the operational suitability of the designed autopilot flight control system elements. The implemented hardware units were connected into the simulation network using the CANaerospace communication protocol. Simulations focused on the real time automatic flight modes operational scenarios and confirmed the anticipated performance of the autopilot design features.

English abstract

Hardware-in-the-loop simulations are indisputably perceived as an integral part of the avionics design and development process. This paper describes a prototyping framework, which has been employed to develop a digital autopilot for a light sport aircraft. Related simulation processes have been performed on two different ground-testing levels. The first level consisted of a laboratory grade development and testing 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. System prototyping was performed at the light aircraft simulation lab SimStar at the Brno University of Technology. Additional ground simulations were employed to verify and ground test the operational suitability of the designed autopilot flight control system elements. The implemented hardware units were connected into the simulation network using the CANaerospace communication protocol. Simulations focused on the real time automatic flight modes operational scenarios and confirmed the anticipated performance of the autopilot design features.

Keywords

Prototyping framework, CANaerospace, light sport aircraft, SimStar, ground testing, real-time simulation, prototype, framework.

RIV year

2013

Released

14.09.2013

Publisher

IEEE Computer Society

Location

Syracuse, NY

ISBN

978-1-4799-1536-1

Book

Proceedings of 32nd Digital Avionics Systems Conference

Edition

NEUVEDEN

Edition number

NEUVEDEN

Pages from

1

Pages to

12

Pages count

12

URL

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT103565,
  author="Peter {Chudý} and Jan {Vlk} and Petr {Dittrich}",
  title="Prototyping Framework for Digital Flight Control System",
  annote="Hardware-in-the-loop simulations are indisputably perceived as an integral part
of the avionics design and development process. This paper describes
a prototyping framework, which has been employed to develop a digital autopilot
for a light sport aircraft. Related simulation processes have been performed on
two different ground-testing levels. The first level consisted of a laboratory
grade development and testing 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. System prototyping was performed at the light
aircraft simulation lab SimStar at the Brno University of Technology. Additional
ground simulations were employed to verify and ground test the operational
suitability of the designed autopilot flight control system elements. The
implemented hardware units were connected into the simulation network using the
CANaerospace communication protocol. Simulations focused on the real time
automatic flight modes operational scenarios and confirmed the anticipated
performance of the autopilot design features.",
  address="IEEE Computer Society",
  booktitle="Proceedings of 32nd Digital Avionics Systems Conference",
  chapter="103565",
  doi="10.1109/DASC.2013.6712632",
  edition="NEUVEDEN",
  howpublished="electronic, physical medium",
  institution="IEEE Computer Society",
  year="2013",
  month="september",
  pages="1--12",
  publisher="IEEE Computer Society",
  type="conference paper"
}