2. Introduction

This document describes the format for DAVE-ML model definition files. DAVE-ML is a proposed standard format for the interchange of aerospace vehicle flight dynamics models. The intent of DAVE-ML is to significantly expedite the process of re-hosting a simulation model from one facility to another and function as an improved method to promulgate changes to a particular model between 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.

The exchange of aerospace vehicle flight dynamics models may derive many benefits from the application of XML in general, and DAVE-ML in particular:

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