Has anyone used a speedgoat with sensors and actuators to test a SIMULINK-designed flight controller as a RCP/HIL?
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I am currently trying to develop an Iron bird testbed for an UAV to test its harware components and evaluate the real-time capabilities of the designed flight controllers using a speedgoat. I was thinking of using a rate gyro sensor (for pitch rate feedback), a servo (acting as an elevator), and testing a simple pitch rate controller feedback using the speedgoat to communicate with harware and SIMULINK and test the designed closed loop pitch controller. I was wondering if anyone has done anything similar- designing control algorithms in Simulink and leveraging a Speedgoat target computer as a prototype for the final controller, and/or test hardware components (Rapid Control Prototyping- RCP)? I'm eager to know what has been done and how :)
Dimitri MANKOV on 8 Aug 2022
You can find several success stories here showing projects in which Speedgoat real-time target machines and Simulink Real-Time have been used for Harware-in-the-Loop testing and Rapid Control Prototyping. In particular, I believe that the Scientific Aviation Association (FVA) in Aachen, Germany worked on an iron bird project similar to yours, see here.