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dc.contributor.advisorShields, M.K.
dc.contributor.advisorKwak, Se-Hung
dc.contributor.authorHoffman, Peter M.
dc.dateSeptember, 1994
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-26T19:00:12Z
dc.date.available2013-04-26T19:00:12Z
dc.date.issued1994-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/30943
dc.description.abstractThe Naval Postgraduate School is developing an vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned air vehicle (UAV) that can transition to horizontal flight, once airborne, in order to take advantage of the improvements in speed, range, and loiter time that horizontal, fixed-wing flight provides. This research investigates the design requirements of the central controlling device for that UAV, including the specific problems of defining the necessary hardware components and developing software for executive control. First, hardware requirements needed to be determined. By exploring the general operational requirements of the UAV and taking into account space and weight limitations, a hardware suite was selected which could provide adequate functionality to replace the human traits of a pilot. Its order to provide awareness' of the operational environment, motion sensors, navigation equipment, and communication equipment was required. Controllable servo motors were necessary to move control surfaces appropriately. Computer hardware, necessary to provide system intelligence, was selected in order to interoperate with the other hardware. Next, a Real-Time Executive (RTE) software program was designed to provide the functionality and coordination of all hardware components. Device drivers for each component were developed, and overall coordination was planned using a Yourdon style essential model. Periodic interrupts were used to control execution time. Last, the specifications and configuration of all hardware components were completely documented, and the operation of the RTE program is fully explained. From this understanding of the overall control system, future development can continue, resulting in a more effective and efficient UAV design.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/designndsynthesi1094530943
dc.format.extent111 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleDesign and synthesis of a real-time controller for an unmanned air vehicle.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderNA
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dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science
dc.subject.authorNAen_US
dc.description.funderNAen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Coast Guard (U.S.C.G.) author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Electrical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Computer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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