Software architecture for a reconfigurable flight simulator

C. A. Ippolito, A. R. Pritchett

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While simulation is a valuable research and design tool, the time and difficulty required to create new simulations (or re-use existing simulations) often limits their application. This paper describes the design of the software architecture for the Reconfigurable Flight Simulator (RFS), which provides a robust simulation framework that allows the simulator to fulfill multiple research and development goals. The core of the architecture provides the interface standards for simulation components, registers and initializes components, and handles the communication between simulation components. The simulation components are each a pre-compiled library 'plug-in' module. This modularity allows independent development and sharing of individual simulation components. Additional interfaces can be provided through the use of Object Data/Method Extensions (OD/ME). RFS provides a programmable run-time environment for real-time access and manipulation, and has networking capabilities using the High Level Architecture (HLA).

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
EventModeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2000 - Dever, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 14 2000Aug 17 2000


OtherModeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDever, CO

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation


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