Case Study AlphaLink Engineering: Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulator for UAS with Pixhawk FCS
AlphaLink used CANoe to establish a Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulator for the Pixhawk flight computer that is used in unmanned aircraft systems. With the possbilities of CANoe a high-quality HIL-simulator could be implemented that offers
- a digital twin of the UAS with all its components such as flight dynamics, sensor models, and actuator models, and
- a bridge between the digital world and the real existing flight control system (FCS) with all its components, such as data link and remote control.