Computer Engineering Department
BS in Computer Engineering
Franz Kurfess, John Oliver, Alfred Nischwitz
My bachelor thesis focuses on implementing a Hardware in the Loop (HIL) simulation for a quadcopter controlled by an Android smartphone. The HIL simulation will be able to test the software running on an Android smartphone by simulating a virtual quadcopter on the computer without the need to use an actual quadcopter. To accomplish this I will have to modify my team’s existing simulation to allow for the communication between the smartphone and simulation. At the completion of my work the HIL simulation will allow the testing of different aspects of the Android application, such as the tracking of an object and the flying of the quadcopter, interacting with a virtual quadcopter. This will allow changes to be made quicker with rapid feedback and a testing environment which is a safer and cheaper, since testing will no longer require the use of an actual quadcopter.