As a basis for the flying robotics research, a modular universal hardware and software system for guidance and control is designed. The software framework and basic modules, e.g. sensor fusion and data exchange stay the same for all platforms. Specific modules like control are adapted to the airframe.
Control algorithms can be designed and debugged using Mathlab/Simulink tools.
The hardware was designed for low power consumption and reliability, incorporating current limiting power supply for all components.
High frequency on-board data logging and system monitoring on the ground are implemented. On-line tuning of parameters during flight experiments is also possible.
Redundant systems have been built and implemented especially for the solar platform ELHASPA.