Autonomous Navigation and Stabilization Software System
With the growing demand for Unmanned Arial Vehicles in both military and
commercial applications comes a proportional increase in demand to test the flight algorithms in a safe, repeatable environment. The purpose of this project is to facilitate the development of these algorithms by providing a C++ software testbed to optimize proposed controllers. We have successfully implemented a custom flight control system that communicates with a 3D simulator (FlightGear) and can stabilize a standard fixed wing aircraft to steady level flight from a reasonably disturbed position. Moreover, we have proven basic maneuvering through steady level turns and climbs.