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A modular software architecture for UAVs

By İbrahim Taygun Kekeç, Ibrahim Taygun Kekec, Barış Can Üstündağ, Baris Can Ustundag, Mehmet Ali Güney, Mehmet Ali Guney, Alper Yıldırım, Alper Yildirim, Mustafa Ünel and Mustafa Unel

Abstract

There have been several attempts to create scalable and hardware independent software architectures for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). In this work, we propose an onboard architecture for UAVs where hardware abstraction, data storage and communication between modules are efficiently maintained. All processing and software development is done on the UAV while state and mission status of the UAV is monitored from a ground station. The architecture also allows rapid development of mission-specific third party applications on the vehicle with the help of the core module

Topics: TJ163.12 Mechatronics
Publisher: 'Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)'
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.1109/IECON.2013.6699782
OAI identifier: oai:research.sabanciuniv.edu:22645

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