This document describes the format for DAVE-ML model definition files. DAVE-ML is a proposed standard method for the interchange of aerospace vehicle flight dynamic models. The intent of DAVE-ML is to significantly expedite the process of "rehosting" a simulation model from one facility to another, as well as an improved method to promulgate changes to a particular model to various facilities.

DAVE-ML is based on the eXtensible Markup Language (XML), a World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standard. More information on XML is available here.

Many benefits may be derived from application of XML in general, and DAVE-ML in particular, to the exchange of aerospace vehicle data:

A more complete discussion on the benefits and design of DAVE-ML can be found at the DAVE-ML web site: