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Tesi etd-09072015-130438


Thesis type
Tesi di laurea magistrale
Author
PANNOCCHI, LUIGI
URN
etd-09072015-130438
Title
Real-Time Support Framework for the Development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Software
Struttura
INGEGNERIA DELL'INFORMAZIONE
Corso di studi
INGEGNERIA ROBOTICA E DELL'AUTOMAZIONE
Commissione
relatore Prof. Buttazzo, Giorgio C.
Parole chiave
  • simulink
  • realtime operating system
  • matlab
  • hardware in the loop
  • flight control
  • autonomous system
  • unmanned aerial vehicle
Data inizio appello
24/09/2015;
Consultabilità
completa
Riassunto analitico
The objective of this thesis is to provide a set of tools to support the development of navigation, guidance, and control algorithms for unmanned aerial vehicles. More precisely, the final goal is to build a friendly programming framework for supporting hardware-in-the-loop simulations. The possibility to run the generated code directly on the target device can provide a feasible way to verify and validate the performance of the various control components without requiring the real flight tests. For this reason, this technique reduces the development time and cost, eliminates the risk of crashes, while making use of the control system that will be employed in the final implementation.
The work first presents a preliminary analysis of existing solutions and possible simulator architectures. A more specific analysis of the target device under interest is carried out. Hardware capabilities and limits are discussed to verify the feasibility of the hardware-in-the-loop simulation. The part of the firmware involved in the simulation loop has been inspected and integrated with the required features.
The contribution of this work consists in a deep analysis of the simulation issues (typically neglected in the existing solutions) and in the development of a new structure to take them into account.
The simulation environment developed under this thesis is also able to manage timing constraints specified on the computational activities. Performance tests have been run to verify the reliability of the framework. The obtained results, besides demonstrating the correct functionality of the application, showed which component could be improved in a future work.
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