JSBSim is an open source flight dynamics model (FDM) that compiles and runs under many operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, Linux, IRIX, Cygwin (Unix on Windows), etc. The FDM is essentially the physics/math model that defines the movement of an aircraft, rocket, etc., under the forces and moments applied to it using the various control mechanisms and from the forces of nature. JSBSim has no native graphics. It can be run by itself as a standalone program, taking input from a script file and various vehicle configuration files. It can also be incorporated into a larger flight simulator implementation that includes a visual system. The most notable examples of the use of JSBSim are currently seen in the FlightGear (open source), Outerra, BoozSimulator (open source), and OpenEaagles (open source) simulators. JSBSim is also used to drive the motion-base research simulators at the University of Naples, Italy, and in the Institute of Flight System Dynamics and Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics at RWTH Aachen University in Germany

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  1. Khosravian, Alireza; Trumpf, Jochen; Mahony, Robert; Hamel, Tarek: State estimation for invariant systems on Lie groups with delayed output measurements (2016)
  2. Vogeltanz, Tomáš: A survey of free software for the design, analysis, modelling, and simulation of an unmanned aerial vehicle (2016)
  3. Mancini, Kimon P. Paul Y. Leslie A. A.; Cesetti, A.; Iualè, A.; Frontoni, E.; Zingaretti, P.; Longhi, S.: A framework for simulation and testing of uavs in cooperative scenarios (2008) ioport