Laboratory of Critical EmbeddedSystems (LSEC)Supervisor: Profa. Dra. Kalinka R. L. J. C. Branco
A control system focused onminimizing drift - specification of aVTOLNatássya B. F. da Silva
Concepts• UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) ▫ Critical Embedded System. ▫ Composed by sensors, microprocessors and communication units. ▫ Ground station.
Concepts• VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) ▫ Fixed-wing aircrafts, helicopters and others with powered rotors like quadcopters. ▫ Increased flexibility.• Tailsitter ▫ Takeoff and land on its tail. ▫ Uncomfortable position for the pilot.
Extending unmanned aircraft systems:specification of a data communicationarchitectureDaniel F. Pigatto
Goals• There are researches that specify and validate architectures for UAS, but they do not focus specifically on data communication aspects;• These researches also do not consider the concept of IFA (In-flight awareness), which is based on Sense and avoidance;• The main goal of this project is the development of a data communication architecture for UAS.
Service-oriented architectures forcomplex safety-critical embeddedsystems: a case study on UAVsDouglas Rodrigues
PhD Project• This project proposes the use of SOA for critical embedded systems, focusing on UAVs.• The approach proposed in this PhD project considers critical embedded systems can be divided into sections of low and high criticality, from a reference model architecture for UAVs proposed in Rodrigues et al. (2011).
PhD Project• KBF extends the broker service discovery capability adding knowledge about the application domain.• In this way, the application designer, or even the application itself, can choose or compose the best service based on a set of usage rules and some selection criteria such as: ▫ dependability, security, performance and real time response.
Development of a Plug and PlayMechanism for using Smart SensorsArrays in UAVsRayner M. Pires
Objectives• Contribute for the progress of UAV autonomy• Dissociate from the aircraft the mission processing task ▫ Use of MOSA (Mission-Oriented Sensors Array) ▫ Proposal and development of SSP (Smart Sensor Protocol) and SSI (Smart Sensor Interface)
SSP Hardware connection Data exchange via SSP/SSI ⁞ Mission accomplishment
SSP Connection and Mission parameters On-the-fly Mission feasibility data Session establishment negotiation exchange •Is it na aircraft? •Is it ready to fly? •What’s the estimated remaining autonomy time? MOSA and UAV •Feasible •Can it fly over the given •Partially feasible exchange data while GPS points? •Unfeasible mission •Can it fly under specific accomplishment speed and height? •Does it have external services? •How can they be invoked?
SSI• It’s a connection middleware• Via of communication between both parts• Enables conversation through SSP
Generation of spectral signatures fordetection of pathologies in Eucalyptuscrops - A study using UAVsAdimara B. Colturato
Objective• Comparison between: ▫ Direct methods - counting diseased plants and quantification of the percentage of injured tissue by pathogens ▫ Indirect methods - analysis of reflectance at different wavelengths (multispectral analysis) making use UAVs and image processing.
Pathologies considered Rust Ceratocystis wiltTip drought Bronze bug
Objective• The spectral signatures produced will be used in the design of specific low cost multispectral sensors that can be embedded in UAVs for the automatic mapping of each problem.
Difficulties in the study of computernetworks• How to study computer networks? ▫ Routing protocols? (RIP, OSPF, EIGRP) ▫ How to verify if the message was really sent from a machine to another one? ▫ How to test a distributed application without the final environment?