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Omkonstruktion och arkitekturbyte av autopilot för obemannade farkoster
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Electronics System. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis has been written at Linköping University for the company Instrument Control Sweden AB (ICS).

ICS is a small company located in Linköping that develops software and hardware for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAV. At present, ICS has a fully functional autopilot called EasyPilot but they want to reduce the autopilot’s size to make it more attractive.

The purpose of this thesis was to investigate if it was possible to reduce the size of the autopilot and how, in that case, it would be done. It was also necessary to examine whether the old processors should be replaced by new ones and how hard it would be to convert the old software to these new processors.

To succeed with the goals many of the old components had to be changed for new, smaller ones. Some less necessary parts were also completely removed. The results showed that the size could be reduced quite a bit, exactly how much is hard to say since no PCB-layout were done.

By doing some programming tests on the new components it could be shown that some parts of the old code could be reused on the new design. It was mainly algorithms and other calculations. However, a lot of new code still had to be written in order to successfully convert the old software to the new hardware. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
Autopilot, UAV, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Redesign circuit board
National Category
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-77803ISRN: LiTH-ISY-EX-ET--12/0395--SEOAI: diva2:530519
External cooperation
Instrument Control Sweden AB
Subject / course
Electronics Systems
2012-06-01, Nollstället, Linköpings Universitet, B-huset, Linköping, 14:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2012-06-04 Created: 2012-05-30 Last updated: 2012-06-04Bibliographically approved

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