General integrative test system of unmanned aerial vehicle
Lu Aimei1, Li Xinjun2, He Jin2, Wang Song1*
1. School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100083, China;
2. Research Institute of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100083, China
A general integrative test system of UAV(unmanned aerial vehicle) was designed to improve the general capability of integrative test system of UAV and to increase the test system’s precision of testing. The general capability of this system was developed in aspects of design of software and hardware, the structure, and the functionality. This system adopted the VI(virtual instrument) technique. The design of hardware based on PXI(PCI extensions for instrumentation) construction and the platform of software was LabWindows/CVI. By changing the interface adaptor and the parameter settings, the system could be used in testing most subsystems of different types of UAV, such as electrocircuit, actors, engines, and so on. The system also provided an output matrix to meet the test requirements. This system was successfully used in the integrative testing of a complicated UAV.