Giuseppe Silano presents Software-in-the loop methodologies for the analysis and control design of small UAV systems

On 2020-12-03 - 2020-12-03 11:00:00 at The seminar will be held online
Aerial robotics is a fast-growing field of robotics and in particular
multi-rotor aircraft are rapidly increasing in popularity also out of
the scientific community. However, designing autopilots for these vehicles is a
challenging task, which involves multiple interconnected aspects. Hence, having
tools able to show what happens when some new applications are going to be
developed is more and more important for the whole design process.

This talk aim is to show the role and the effectiveness of robotics simulators
in flight control system design for multi-rotor aircraft showing the advantages
deriving from the use of a Software-in-the-loop (SIL) methodology. In
particular, it will be explained, by using rather complex examples, how a SIL
approach allows to detect and to manage instabilities that otherwise might not
arise when considering only MATLAB/Simulink simulations. On the other hand,
such instabilities may not be just related to the complexity, accuracy, or
detailed modeling of the simulated plant, but rather they may appear due to
peculiar features of the final realization and, in particular, the software
that will implement the control strategy. Although advantages of such
methodology are reasonable for the scientific community from a very general
viewpoint, illustrative case studies can be of interest in particular if
declined to the specific application.


The seminar will be via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 973 2297 4354
Passcode: 761877

Responsible person: Petr Pošík