Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2018, Page: 62-72
Flight Vehicle Autopilot System: From Design to Implementation
Bahaaeldin Gamal Abdelaty, Technical Research Center, Cairo, Egypt
Ashraf Hamdy, Technical Research Center, Cairo, Egypt
Ahmed Nasr Ouda, Technical Research Center, Cairo, Egypt
Received: Feb. 19, 2019;       Accepted: Mar. 30, 2019;       Published: Apr. 26, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.acis.20180606.11      View  688      Downloads  89
Recently, the tendency to reduce the human role is becoming an important step to overcome a human error during firing process in the military systems that may cause dangerous situations, especially anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) systems. Therefore, the researchers start to evaluate the automatic digital guidance and control unit before a real physical system integration in order to save their time, effort, money, and safety. This paper is dedicated to designing and analysis performance of the proposed anti-tank guided missile autopilot system and then moving to digital implementation on an embedded Linux system (ELS). Moreover, a developed procedure is carried out to confirm accurate digital implementation on an embedded system through the non-real time processor-in-The loop (PIL) approach. The intended missile modeling system is presented in the MATLAB environment. The proposed autopilot, in digital form, is implemented on the Raspberry Pi (RPI) system and connected to the main flight simulation environment through a serial communication protocol. The results confirm that the digital autopilot implementation on the embedded system is correct and the performance of the controlled plant is achieved all system requirements successfully.
Digital Autopilot Implementation, X-in-The loop Test, System on Chip, Raspberry Pi
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Bahaaeldin Gamal Abdelaty, Ashraf Hamdy, Ahmed Nasr Ouda, Flight Vehicle Autopilot System: From Design to Implementation, Automation, Control and Intelligent Systems. Vol. 6, No. 6, 2018, pp. 62-72. doi: 10.11648/j.acis.20180606.11
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