Dynamic Aerospace Vehicle Exchange Markup Language (DAVE-ML) Reference

Version 2.0

AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technical Committee



The Dynamic Aerospace Vehicle Exchange Markup Language (DAVE-ML) is a text-based file format intended for encoding the principal elements of a flight simulation model for an aerospace vehicle. It is based on two other open standards: the Extensible Markup Language (XML) version 1.1 and the Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) version 2.0, both products of the World Wide Web Consortium. DAVE-ML defines additional grammar (markup elements) to provide a domain-specific language capable of aerospace flight dynamics modeling, verification, and documentation.

This markup language represents the encoding format for BSR/AIAA S-119-2011 Flight Dynamic Model Exchange Standard [AIAA11].

This is first release version of the reference manual for DAVE-ML syntax and markup. DAVE-ML syntax is specified by the DAVEfunc.dtd Document Type Definition (DTD) file; the version number above refers to the version of the DAVEfunc.dtd.

DAVE-ML is an open standard developed by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Modeling and Simulation Technical Committee (MSTC). Contact the author above for more information or comments regarding refinement of DAVE-ML.

The editors would like to acknowledge the contributions, encouragement and helpful suggestions for steering the evolution of DAVE-ML from the following individuals: Trey Arthur (NASA Langley Research Center), Jon Berndt (Jacobs Sverdrup), Geoff Brian (Australian DSTO), Randy Brumbaugh (Indigo Innovations), Carey Buttrill (NASA Langley Research Center), Giovanni Cignoni (University of Pisa), Bill Cleveland (NASA Ames Research Center), Zack Crues (NASA Johnson Space Center), Rob Falck (NASA Glenn Research Center), Jeremy Furtek (Delphi Research), Peter Grant (UTIAS), David Hasan (L-3 Communications, Houston), Bruce Hildreth (J.F. Taylor, Inc, Lexington Park), Missy Hill (UNISYS), Matt Jessick (L-3 Communications, Houston), Hilary Keating (Fortburn Pty. Ltd.), Dennis Linse (SAIC), Bill Othon (NASA Johnson Space Center), Mike Madden (NASA Langley Research Center), Greg McCarthy (NASA Dryden Flight Research Center), Dana McMinn (NASA Langley Research Center), Dan Murri (NASA Engineering and Safety Center, Hampton), Dan Newman (formerly Ball Aerospace, now Quantitative Aeronautics), John Penn (L-3 Communications, Houston) Riley Rainey (SDS International), Mike Red (NASA Johnson Space Center), Brent York (formerly NAVAIR, now Indra Systems, Inc.), and Curtis Zimmerman (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center).