Uniform system for the rapid prototyping and testing of controllers for unmanned aerial vehicles
Zanino, James A.
Kaminer, I. I.
Howard, Richard M.
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The field of control systems has witnessed an explosion in state- space techniques addressing a variety of critical design issues facing control engineers today. Modem computational tools, such as the MATRIX(x) Product Family developed by Integrated Systems Incorporated, allow the designer o quickly design, test and implement control systems based on these state-space techniques. These new computing advances shorten the time required to complete a control design from a few years to a few months. However, as the design process progressed new inputs and outputs were required, which usually resulted in a confusing mess of connections that were hard to follow. Therefore, a universal system was needed that could be used on any controller design to aid in the understanding and tracking of the controller's inputs and outputs. A description of this system is given along with a detailed step by step process on how it was implemented on a Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV)
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