Designing future aircraft with Eclipse RCP
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) uses Eclipse RCP to design future aircraft, like blended wing body aircraft or the SpaceLiner. It develops a distributed simulation framework based upon Eclipse RCP. The framework enables engineers from different disciplines to integrate their simulation tools at different sites while leaving the interaction between these tools to the framework.
The talk will describe how aircraft design is done with the framework and why Eclipse RCP was the right way to go. It will address following aspects:
- Modularity and dynamic OSGi services enabling multidisciplinary collaboration
- Experiences with usability of Eclipse-based user interfaces when they are used by engineers
- Managing different distributions specialized to different domains in aerospace