Incorporating Commercial Autopilots into DRDC’s Middleware for Robotics (MIRO)

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Authors
  1. Monckton, S.
  2. Desgagnés, R.
  3. Gagnon, E.
  4. Lauzon, M.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
Defence R&D Canada (DRDC) is extending its considerable experience in teleoperated air, land and seaborne systems to the development of autonomous systems for the Canadian Forces. Not surprisingly commercial organizations have developed a variety of unique and proprietary autopilots for unmanned aircraft vehicle control. Typically each provider claims multi-vehicle control as part of their product capabilities, but the lack of common standards between manufacturers makes such capabilities functionally of little value. Though some emerging standards (such as JAUS) show promise, DRDC has recognized that proprietary controllers are unavoidable and have chosen to incorporate such systems into a larger multi-vehicle system based on CORBA, an open networking standard. This report describes the integration of a GCS/autopilot system into the MIRO environment.
Keywords
UAVs;autonomous robotics;multivehicle system;autonomous intelligent systems
Report Number
DRDC-SUFFIELD-TM-2010-178 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 2010
Number of Pages
50
DSTKIM No
CA046012
CANDIS No
806481
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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