We have shown the UAVs and it's HIL simulation environments in 2009 TADTE(Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition).
[Old type for flight test and data collection]

[Another type with video transmission function]

Right side of picture is aircraft hardware simulation. when it receive the UAV's filight data, it will generate the real electric signal include analog signals of gyro and accelerometer,gps signal...etc. via FPGA card, and output these signals to flight control board at middle of picture to replace original sensors. Flight control board output the RC motor control signals to FPGA board to control aircraft in X-Plane.

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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on August 15, 2009 at 9:25am
This UAV looks suspiciously similar to the American made Raven UAV which you can see in my Avatar.

Just a thought.


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Comment by Chris Anderson on August 15, 2009 at 12:28pm
Are there any plans to shrink the hardware-in-the-loop hardware to a small stand-alone box?
Comment by Ho-Chung Chang on August 15, 2009 at 7:47pm
TO Thomas J Coyle III :
I think if want UAV to flight over 1 hour by electronic power, glider type aircraft must be first choice, our partner use AAAI software to disign aircraft to obtain the long-flight time, the similar type is Cardinals UAV by Chung- Shan Institute of Science and Technology(CSIST), almost 99% the same with RQ-11.

Comment by Ho-Chung Chang on August 15, 2009 at 8:06pm
TO Chris Anderson:
I have not plane to do this. My major job is teaching Avenger system in militarily school. It just a part-time job with our team member. you can see that just a prototype for HIL, not a commercial type. XD.

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on August 15, 2009 at 8:43pm

Fully powered flights of over one hour can be obtained with a reasonable payload without resorting to a glider.

Comment by latin105fm on August 19, 2009 at 1:08pm
I want one of these...I'm guessing its impossible to buy????
Comment by Ro,King-Yang on February 23, 2010 at 6:34am
Dear chang, may I ask some question about sensor?
Comment by Ho-Chung Chang on February 23, 2010 at 7:06am
Yes, no problem.


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