The Department of Aerospace Engineering of the University of Pisa is developing a research project, referred to as SCAUT Project, regarding the possibilities of employing UAVs of the MALE category for civil applications. After a brief introduction of the principal guidelines of the project, in this paper we describe the activities developed so far and introduce those currently in progress. The latter essentially concern the study of the problems related to the debugging phase of a Flight Management System (FMS) able to manage the UAV flight. The main functions required by the FMS are introduced and a discussion is made concerning the results obtained for the debugging functions of autopilot, navigation, and mission planning. The FMS software is implemented on a PC 104 computer. This software will be experimented in flight on a model in scale ½ of the UAV-SCAUT.
|Autori:||CASAROSA C; DAMATO R; GALATOLO R; MENGALI G|
|Titolo:||Development of a Flight Management System Within the UAV - SCAUT Project|
|Anno del prodotto:||2008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|