4.2. DAVE-ML proposal

In a 2002 AIAA paper, Jackson and Hildreth proposed using XML to exchange flight dynamic models [Jackson02]. This paper gave outlines for how such a standard could be accomplished, and provided a business justification for pursuing such a goal.

The 2002 proposal included several key aspects from the draft standard, including allowing use of a standard variable-name convention and data table schema and including traceability for each data point back to a referenced document or change order.

In a subsequent paper, Jackson, Hildreth, York and Cleveland [Jackson04] reported on the results of a demonstration using DAVE-ML to exchange two aerodynamic models between simulation facilities, showing the feasibility of the idea.