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GPS Guided R/C Car The Local Bug Test Platform

By Peder Wenstad and Supervisor Bjørnar Vik


The Local Hawk project is continuous student project with the goal to develop an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle. Student from several educational institutions collaborate and develops parts of the total system trough student projects, summer projects and master theses. Before implementing guidance systems on an actual Unmanned Aerial Vehicles it is desirable to test the algorithms on a safer platform. The overall goal of this thesis is to develop a test platform called Local Bug. It is supposed to be based on a Radio Controlled (R/C) car and use electronics developed in earlier Local Hawk projects. The platform needs to be capable to log data during tests, making it possible to evaluate the controller and guidance system performance. When designing control systems it is important to be able to test the performance in a simulator before applying it on the real system. Such a simulator is to be developed by implementing a vehicle model. It is in the interest of the Local Hawk project to be able to generate C-code from control systems designed in SIMULINK. Real-Time Workshop is able to generate generic C-code from SIMULINK models. The student is to consider the possibility of using this approach and evaluate the result if it is used. The Local Bug platform is to be used to test controllers and guidance systems. As this assignment is a part of a larger project, other students should be able to continue this work by reading the report

Year: 2010
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