[sf-lug] Linux Users' Group of Davis, September 19: "Full Scale Flight Simulators" [rescheduled from March 2011]

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Tue Aug 30 17:02:24 PDT 2011

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

  September 19, 2011
  7:00pm - 9:00pm


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

  [Note: This presentation was rescheduled from March 2011]

    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. 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

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)
  Blanchard community meeting room
  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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