Goal: To create a flexible and realistic simulated environment that will enable the testing of current and future intelligent avionics systems for PSAS rockets.
- Rocket simulator 3D visualization (Open GL/SDL)
- Basic physics are in place for 3D flight. Nodes and Sensors are nearly ported from RocketSim. Next phase is to beef up the physics model and pull model description from a config file. -- June 27, 2005
- Creating the new rocket model physics. The new model will support a full 3D FlightRepresentation. -- April 15, 2005
- Core system rewrite is done. Project is called RocketDes. Changes include splitting source code into a directory structure, a new discrete event simulation system, greatly expanded configuration support including command line argument parsing, improved exception handling, and other additions. The rocket model code has not yet been ported to this simulator. -- April 8, 2005
- Rewriting simulator as a discrete event simulator, converting from time slice model. -- January 20, 2005
- Final project write-up FinalProjectWriteup.txt -- December 17, 2004
- Project prospectus Prospectus.txt -- November 15, 2004
Project Source Code Here
Physics and Math
- MathWorld: Probably the best general purpose math reference site around.
- ScienceWorld: Physics: Mechanics: From Eric Weisstein's World of Science.
- EuclideanSpace - building a 3D world: A remarkable broad set of information, although the editing and layout take some getting used to.
- Game Physics: Physics in 3D: A quick summary of game physics.
- Computer Animation: A course taught by Steve Rotenberg at UCSD, Winter 2005.
- A presentation from this class that compares representations of orientation and shows why quaternions are a good method: OrientationQuaternions.ppt
- Quaternions: An Introduction To Representing Rotations In Quaternion Arithmetic
- Wikipedia: Quaternions: Even more detail on quaternions.
- SPACE/MATH - Constants and Equations for Calculations
Example Source Code
- Graphics related C++ code created by Eric Paquette.
Tim B. talks about RocketSimPhysics
- Rogers' Aeroscience ALT4 is the simulator PSAS is currently using. It is one of several simulators listed at thrustcurve.org.
- The RocketWorkbench project is working on various rocket support software, including the rockflight/librockflight rocket simulation software.
- The rocket workbench project at sourceforge.