An airborne experimental test platform: From theory to flight

Andrei Dorobantu, Will Johnson, F. Adhika Lie, Brian Taylor, Austin Murch, Yew Chai Paw, Demoz Gebre Egziabher, Gary Balas

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This paper provides an overview of the experimental flight test platform developed by the University of Minnesota Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Research Group. Key components of the current infrastructure are highlighted, including the flight test system, high-fidelity nonlinear simulations, software-and hardware-in-the-loop simulations, and the real-time flight software. Recent flight control research and educational applications are described to showcase the advanced capabilities of the platform. A view towards future expansion of the platform is given in the context of upcoming research projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 American Control Conference, ACC 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781479901777
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 1st American Control Conference, ACC 2013 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2013Jun 19 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2013 1st American Control Conference, ACC 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC


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