Wspólnotowy Serwis Informacyjny Badan i Rozwoju - CORDIS

Improved guidance, navigation & control hardware (NLR)

In the FASTWing project NLR has developed the hardware platform for the Guidance, Navigation and Control Task. This platform with associated software (partly from EADS, partly from NLR) has been used to navigate the parafoil system to the targeted landing point and consist of COTS equipment and as such can easily follow new developments. Since it is small and light and consumes only a small amount of electric power it has contributed only little to the overhead size and weight of the entire system. The sensor package has been also selected on performance vs. weight and size

The system has also been equipped with a so-called Basic Software Package (BSW). This package consists of the operating system and the interface drivers for the outside world (i.e. sensors and actuators) and it provides also an interface to the supplied guidance software using well-defined service calls. In this way the guidance software can be updated without adapting the basic software. In this way a flexible system has been obtained that can be used for a variety of applications, not only for parafoil systems but also for other type of instrumentation.

Powiązane informacje

Reported by

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAART LABORATORIUM
ANTHONY FOKKERWEG 2P.B. 90502
1059 CM AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
See on map
Śledź nas na: RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube Zarządzany przez Urząd Publikacji UE W górę