i m working on my autopilot project. but before jumping into practical, i want to study and understand the working and operation of autopilot system to its depth. ok can u people explain how an autopilot works? in step by step approach? i mean what steps the autopilot system performs to guide an aircraft autonomously. what are the hardwares that are invloved in each step. please explain technically.
important technical points are:
->how autopilot computer takes gps and imu input and produce a control signal for servos?
->at GCS, how to get the data from modem and display it to custom made CCS software, can i design the GCS software with visual studio C#?
->where the waypoint paths are stored? in autopilot memory or any external memory?
->what is kalman filter?
by technical explanation i mean, dont provide general facts like "autopilot requires GPS, IMU to map its location and orientation bla bla bla, i know about GCS, Trancievers, telemetry, control surfaces, sensors etc.
Provide any links u can about the topic.