Monitoring and data acquisition system for experimental general aviation fly‐by‐wire aircraft
A CAN data bus was used in a project of an experimental Fly‐by‐Wire control system (SPS‐1) mounted on board a PZL‐110 “Koliber” general aviation aircraft. This solution allows the free communication between flight control computers and individual modules of the system. The monitoring of the bus state and data frames is useful during particular hardware tests, system integration, laboratory and in‐flight tests. This report intends to present the specific monitor tool developed with the to SPS‐1. The main part of the CAN monitoring system is software. It realizes acquisition, visualization and conversion of stored data. The monitoring software operates with devices used by an experimental control system and connected to the bus. Particular devices are assigned to separate windows. The operator can control the SPS‐1 system through specialized windows or by virtual cockpit. Apart from this, the CAN monitor controls and simulates selected modules of the SPS‐1 system and works as the bus diagnostics tool.
First Published Online: 14 Oct 2010