[sf-lug] Linux Users' Group of Davis, March 21: "Full Scale Flight Simulators"

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Thu Mar 3 17:43:03 PST 2011

The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding the following meeting
this month:

  March 21, 2011
  7:00pm - 9:00pm


  "Full Scale Flight Simulators"
  John Wojnaroski, Chief Engineer, LFS Technologies, Inc.

  LFS Technologies has developed a suite of hardware, electronics,
  and software that has been integrated with open source projects such
  as FlightGear flight simulator, JSBSim flight dynamics model, and
  OpenSceneGraph. The preferred platform is a Linux-based PC with the
  real-time extensions provided by RTAI/Xenomai.

  Both hardware and software are designed to function as an integrated
  package that provides turn-key operations out of the box while retaining
  the ability to customize and tailor hardware and software to customer
  requirements. A 737NG flightdeck simulator was delivered to NASA/Ames
  in 2008. The Global Observer program at AeroVironment is currently
  using the electronics to operate a pilot workstation for the air
  vehicle. LFS developed flight simulators include electro-mechanical
  devices that provide flight control force loading systems, autopilots,
  and auto-throttle control systems.

  One of LFS's goals is to provide a more flexible and dynamic environment
  for research organizations and an alternative simulation platform to
  Microsoft based systems. The software architecture employs object
  oriented design principles and C++. To that end several licensing
  options are available that allow the end user to replace LFS developed
  libraries and modules with in-house products that maximize software
  efficiencies and speed of execution by direct compilation and linking
  into an executable binary program.

  The architecture employs Linux-based IPCs such as shared memory and UDP
  network interfaces and task structures and organization that operate
  on single-CPU PCs and can just as easily run on multi-core machines.

About the Speaker:

  John Wojnaroski is the Chief Engineer with LFS Technologies. A member
  of AIAA, he has held research positions at CalTech/JPL and the Mitre
  Corporation. At Northrop he led the Avionics Department developing
  the software and graphic displays for the B-2 aircraft. He has over
  3000 hours of flying experience in high performance fighter aircraft
  and holds a multi-engine commercial pilots license with an instrument
  rating as well as a BS in engineering and a MS in Astronautics from
  Purdue University.

This meeting will be held at:

  Yolo County Public Library, Davis Branch  (Mary L. Stephens Branch)
  315 East 14th Street
  Davis, California 95616

For more details on this meeting, visit:


For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:


About LUGOD:

  The Linux Users' Group of Davis is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
  dedicated to the Linux computer operating system and other Open Source
  and Free Software.

  Since 1999, LUGOD has held regular meetings with guest speakers
  in Davis, California, as well as other events in Davis and the greater
  Sacramento region.  Events are always free and open to the public.

  Please visit our website for more details:  http://www.lugod.org/

Bill Kendrick
pr at lugod.org
Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis

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