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Introduction to UAV Autopilot Architecture

27 August 2021by admin

In recent times, there has been a spike in the popularity of Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs). These systems inherit a new limitation that’s not present in Manned Aircrafts: The communication between pilot and aircraft is indirect, requiring a wireless communication system, bringing its own drawbacks, such as latency and maximum range. One way of surpassing this limitation is to reduce or even eliminate the pilot’s intervention using sophisticated flight autopilots.

But how are these autopilot’s structured?