From: Parker, Joel J. K. (GSFC-5950) <joel.parker@na...> - 2011-11-07 13:24:19
Next year, we'll be developing a C-language interface to GMAT's base code and a user-friendly MATLAB toolbox to use it. This will make GMAT into an astrodynamics/mission design toolkit, meaning that you'll be able to use pieces of GMAT programmatically, without loading up the interface. Similar toolkits already exist in the form of AGI Components and Orekit, but these have limitations we're trying to avoid.
What we need is some feedback about which pieces to expose this year (we can only do a few). This may include things like coordinate system conversions, time system conversions, orbit propagation, etc. We also need to know things like what platforms you'd want to use and any special needs you have (performance? compatibility?).
So please, if this is of interest to you, reply back and let me know what you'd like to see!
Joel J. K. Parker
Navigation and Mission Design Branch (Code 595)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Ph: (301) 286-3604
Fx: (301) 286-0369