%0 Journal Article
	%A De Lellis E. and  Di Vito V. and  Garbarino L. and  Lai C. and  Corraro F.
	%D 2011
	%J International Journal of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 55, 2011
	%T Design Process and Real-Time Validation of an Innovative Autonomous Mid-Air Flight and Landing System
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/11948
	%V 55
	%X This paper describes the design process and the realtime validation of an innovative autonomous mid-air flight and landing system developed by the Italian Aerospace Research Center in the framework of the Italian national funded project TECVOL (Technologies for the Autonomous Flight). In the paper it is provided an insight of the whole development process of the system under study. In particular, the project framework is illustrated at first, then the functional context and the adopted design and testing approach are described, and finally the on-ground validation test rig on purpose designed is addressed in details. Furthermore, the hardwarein- the-loop validation of the autonomous mid-air flight and landing system by means of the real-time test rig is described and discussed.

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