Down here at DSTO we are developing the capability to use DAVE-ML as the native
aircraft data format for our flight simulation activities. These activities cover
performance estimation, flight dynamic, flight test and HIL simulation. The plan is to
encapsulate the aircraft configuration properties, as well as the aerodynamics,
propulsion, mass properties and weapons configurations in DAVE-ML datasets, which
interact in real time with any of our simulation codes. I think some of you are also
directing effort in this direction. To this end, we have been developing a C++ class (
named Janus) to parse the DAVE-ML dataset files and do subsequent data manipulation
based on the rules encoded in the dataset. Janus currently supports the processing of
tabular data, and we are now including support for managing MATH-ML functional
definitions, and the other functionality defined in the DAVE-ML DTD.
A report is being written detailing the Janus class, which I can forward draft of to
those interested. I would also be interested in hearing from anyone about possible
collaborative activities with developing the Janus class, especially if it helps
reduce duplication of activities.
Mr Geoff Brian
Aircraft Flight Dynamics and Performance Engineer.
Air Vehicles Division,
Defence Science and Technology Organisation.
e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]