Development of Low-Cost Automatic Flight Control System for Unmanned Target Drone

  • Lee, Jang-Ho (Department of Navigation and Control, Korea Aerospace Research Institute) ;
  • Ryu, Hyeok (Department of Navigation and Control, Korea Aerospace Research Institute) ;
  • Kim, Jae-Eun (Department of Navigation and Control, Korea Aerospace Research Institute) ;
  • Ahn, Iee-Ki (Department of Navigation and Control, Korea Aerospace Research Institute)
  • Published : 2004.08.25

Abstract

This paper describes development of automatic flight control system for an unmanned target drone which is operated by Korean army as for anti-air gun shooting training. Current target drone is operated by pilot control of on-board servo motor via remote control system. Automatic flight control system for the target drone greatly reduces work load of ground pilot and can increase application area of the drone. Most UAVs being operated now days use high-priced sensors as AHRS and IMU to measure the attitude, but those are costly. This paper introduces the development of low-cost automatic flight control system with low-cost sensors. The integrated automatic flight control system has been developed by integrating combining power module, switching module, monitoring module and RC receiver as an one module. The performance of automatic flight control system is verified by flight test.