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Setup Hardware in the Loop Simulation (HILS) For Justification of UAV Design And Implementation of Strategic Control

Herma Yudhi Irwanto, Wahidin Wahab


The main purpose of this research is to control the Unmanned Vehicle System (UAS), using Hardware in Loop Simulation (HILS) for flight stability, navigation and autopiloting as well. This research includes setting the software for flight simulator, completely integrating hardware (micro processor, IMU, actuator and telemetry) for an UAV, and constructing a mobile ground station. HILS in the research is also developed as a mean to verify the UAV design and its implementation for both wind tunnel test and the real flight test.

Each setup in HILS is equipped with a remote control setting, utilized to drive three kinds of flaps (aileron, elevator and rudder) and serving as a switch from manual flight to auto stability flight. Vehicle attitude data can be stored simultaneously in a flash disk, functioning as a logger that is sent through telemetry. All results from the process can be monitored in real time through a ground station, with a display that enables the user to analyze the result of the flight condition process easily.

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