Does DAVE-ML only cover vehicle characteristics, or does it (will it) cover environment and initial conditions?
A question has been raised here in Houston that I found interesting.
Say that a simulation application is serving as a prototyping tool for
a new flight software capability for some vehicle. I can imagine that
both the vehicle characteristics and the control laws could be defined
using DAVE-ML. I'm not sure if that is a fair characterization - I
can't recall seeing the features of DAVE-ML that address FCS
definition. Anyhow, at some point it is possible that the prototyping
will be finished and that actual flight software is written - perhaps
in a different language than the original prototyping was done in.
Subsequently, it might come to pass that the flight software gets to
be tested in place of the prototype code. So, then the DAVE-ML
definition of the vehicle characteristics would I think need to handle
bypassing the prototype FCS capability and instead include the
specification of an interface to the actual flight code. Is this a
special case, or something that is out of scope for DAVE-ML? Is it