6. Major elements

At present, only one major element of DAVE-ML has been defined: the function definition element, or DAVEfunc. DAVEfunc is used to describe static models such as aerodynamic and inertia/mass models, where an internal state is not included. Static check-cases can also be provided for verification of proper implementation.

Other major elements are envisioned to describe dynamic portions of the vehicle model (such as propulsion, landing gear, control systems, etc.) and dynamic check-case (time history) data. Ultimately DAVE-ML should be capable of describing a complete flight-dynamics model with sufficient data to validate the proper implementation thereof.