Airport Brunswick: Real for landing approaches; HIL for helicopter navigation.
The airport of Brunswick served as test site both for visual autonomous landing approaches in 1991 (perception part only, for safety reasons), and in a Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL-) simulation for a helicopter mission in 1997 in preparation for real flights.
The helicopter real-time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL-) mission has been performed together with the DLR-Institute for Flight Mechanics (Prof. P. Hamel), from whom the proper dynamic models for the test helicopter Bo 105 have been obtained, and with the company Eurocopter Germany (ECD). Funding has been provided in the framework of the ESPRIT-project ’CLEOPATRA’.
Video – HelicopterMissionBsHIL-Sim 1997