KSGC: Reconfigurable UAV Control Systems, Fellowship for Timothy Arrowsmith

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Reconfigurable UAV Control Systems James E. Lumpp, Jr. ABSTRACT In this work we propose collaboration between researchers at the University of Kentucky, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Wallops Flight Facility to develop architectures for Autonomous Fault Tolerant UAV control. As part of the collaboration, we will develop techniques for building reconfigurable UAV computer control architectures that will improve reliability and simplify the reconfiguration of VA V platforms. Faulttolerance is provided by enabling the computer systems to automatically identify hardware and software faults and to adapt the failures during missions. This same capability will allow VA Vs to be quickly reconfigured on the ground to add or remove processing capability and or sensor payloads. Finally, we propose to extend the aircraft control architecture via wireless links to allow reconfiguration to span comm. Links between aircraft and between aircraft and ground stations. This migration of computation between ground stations and aircraft will allow rapid development and testing of VA Vs.
Effective start/end date8/1/057/31/06


  • Western Kentucky University: $18,000.00


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