3D Without Boundaries
VirtualGL redirects 3D commands from a Unix/Linux OpenGL application onto a server-side GPU and converts the rendered 3D images into a video stream with which remote clients can interact to view and control the 3D application in real time.
Dedicated to computer-aided engineering Linux distribution
CAELinux is a live DVD Linux distribution dedicated to open source engineering with a focus on Computer Aided Engineering and Scientific Computing. Based on Ubuntu, it features a full software solution for open source production development with many CAD/CAM/CAE applications. It includes Freecad & LibreCad 2D/3D CAD systems, Salome & GMSH pre/post processors, Code_Aster & Calculix non-linear FE solver, Code-Saturne & OpenFOAM CFD solvers, Elmer multiphysics suite, Helyx-OS, Discretizer, EnGrid & Netgen 3D meshers, GEDA, KiCad & Arduin electronic design tools, PyCAM, OpenSCAM & Cura for CNC G-code generation, GNU Octave, Rkward, wxMaxima, Scilab, Scipy & Spyder for computationnal & mathematics modeling, and many more.
Portable OS X FOSS applications
OS X FOSS portable applications are packaged so you can carry around on any portable device, USB thumb drive, iPod, portable hard drive, memory card, other portable device (or also on your internal hard disk), taking your preferences with you.
XFLR5 is an analysis tool for airfoils, wings and planes
XFLR5 includes the xfoil program for foil analysis, and several 3d analysis methods for planes : - a non-linear lifting line method for standalone wings - two vortex-lattice and a 3d panel method for the analysis of aerodynamic performance of wings and plane operating at low Reynolds numbers The latest v6 version introduces stability analysis of planes.
SmartPropoPlus - Turning your R/C transmitter into a Flight Simulator Joystick
Open source cross-platform Java Visual Networking tool
Open source cross-platform (Windows/Linux/Mac) Java Visual Traceroute, packet sniffer and Whois. Data is displayed in a 3D or a 2D map component. What is a traceroute? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traceroute What is a packet sniffer? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Packet_analyzer If you need some help, please first check http://visualtraceroute.net/ Feel free to drop by and leave a comment on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/openvisualtraceroute Enjoy and share!
CFD-related Fortran libraries and applications
The CFD Utility Software Library (previously known as the Aerodynamics Division Software Library at NASA Ames Research Center) contains nearly 30 libraries of generalized subroutines and close to 100 applications built upon those libraries. These utilities have accumulated during four decades or so of software development in the aerospace field. All are written in Fortran 90 or FORTRAN 77 with potential reuse in mind. The only exception is the C translations of a dozen or so numerics routines grouped as C_utilities. David Saunders and Robert Kennelly are the primary authors, but miscellaneous contributions by others are gratefully acknowledged. See 1-line summaries of the libraries and applications under the Files menu. Each library folder also contains 1-line summaries of the grouped subroutines, while each application folder contains READMEs adapted from the main program headers. NASA permission to upload actual software was granted on Jan. 24, 2014.
Wind Turbine Rotor Design and Simulation
NEW QBlade v0.96.3 v0.96.3 includes a hotfix for a problem leading to crashes during polar extrapolation! Guidelines will be updated soon, until then use the Guidelines v0.95 document: https://goo.gl/htvb34 QBlade is a Blade Element Momentum Method (BEM), Double Multiple Streamtube (DMS) and nonlinear Lifting Line Theory (LLT) Design and Simulation Software for Vertical- and Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines. It also includes tools to setup and simulate the internal blade structure and perform an aeroelastic analysis of a wind turbine rotor in turbulent inflow conditions through a coupling with FAST from NREL Feature video: https://goo.gl/VAJ7ww
Software defined radio for Linux and Mac
Gqrx is a software defined radio receiver powered by GNU Radio and the Qt GUI toolkit. It can process I/Q data from many types of input devices, including Funcube Dongle Pro/Pro+, rtl-sdr, HackRF, and Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) devices.
Real time satellite tracking and orbit prediction
Gpredict is a real-time satellite tracking and orbit prediction application. Gpredict can track an unlimited number of satellites and display the data in tables and various graphical view.
Free software tool for configuration and management IT asset database
CMDBuild is the most flexible software to configure a custom database of assets (CMDB stands for "Configuration and Data Base Management") and design related workflow processes. The purpose is to let operators have full control of the assets, knowing their composition, location, functional relations and the changes over time. CMDBuild allows you to design ITIL compliant workflows.
TANGO is a device oriented control system for Linux and Windows. It provides a framework in C++, Java and Python for implementing distributed control objects. TANGO has a full set of tools and hundreds of device servers.
Satellite tracking software
PreviSat is a satellite tracking software for observing purposes. Very easy to use, it shows positions of artificial satellites in real-time or manual mode. PreviSat is able to make predictions of their passes, predictions of Iridium flares and several other calculations.
QuteScoop is a platform-independent status indicator for VATSIM. It's available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
An open source software-defined GNSS receiver
An open source software-defined Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receiver written in C++ and based on the GNU Radio framework.
Orbiter Space Flight Simulator addon. On top of the features included in the original Space Shuttle Deluxe, it simulates some of the displays in the shuttle and simulates some of the systems in the real shuttle, including the APU/HYD system.
Software for electromagnetic simulation
MaxFem is an open software package for electromagnetic simulation by using finite element methods. The package can solve problems in electrostatics, direct current, magnetostatics and eddy-currents. We have moved the installers to the MaxFEM website (see below). In order to improve MaxFEM, we will require you to fill out a simple form before downloading them.
Earth orbits and coverage display in 3D on your laptop.
SaVi - simulate Iridium, Globalstar, O3b, Sirius Radio, GPS, Galileo and other satellite constellations, modify them, or design your own. Uses Tcl/Tk and Unix libraries; 3D viewing option requires Geomview running on X Window.
Advanced mission simulation and analysis tool
The Orbit Determination Toolbox (ODTBX) is developed by the Navigation & Mission Design branch at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as an advanced mission simulation and analysis tool used for concept exploration, proposal, early design phase, and/or rapid design center environments. ODTBX functions and utilities are combined in a flexible architecture that allows for modular development of navigation algorithms and simulations. The core ODTBX functionality is realized through a set of estimation commands that incorporate Monte Carlo data simulation, linear covariance analysis, and measurement processing at a generic level.
Bootloader for STM32, XMC, HCS12 and other microcontroller targets.
OpenBLT is mostly used as an STM32 bootloader, due to the popularity of STM32 microcontrollers. However, the bootloader’s architecture is such that it can work with any microcontroller and use any type of communication interface to perform firmware updates.
This is collection of Qt4 and Qt5 widgets of flight instruments, inluding Attitude Indicator, Airspeed Indicator, Vertical Speed Indicator, Turn Indicator, Horizontal Situation Indicator, Primary Flight Display and Navigation Display.
a free cross platform precise unit converter, supports 5300+ units
The NC is a free, open source, cross platform software in order to convert units. It converts numbers with a precision of up to 1000 significant figures. It supports more than 5300 units in 94 categories. It has been localized in 10 languages.
This project provides a generic CDS (or ARINC 661 Server), coded in the Java language in order to facilitate the understanding of the ARINC 661 standard, prototype ARINC 661 concepts and architectures, etc… This project is managed by Dassault Aviation.
An open source implementation of the High Level Architecture Run-Time Infrastructure. Focused on modularity and flexibility, Portico provides an extensible environment to support HLA simulation development and research.
Parse and decode METAR, TAF, SYNOP, BUOY, AMDAR and write data as XML
metaf2xml can download, parse and decode aviation routine weather reports (METAR, SPECI, SAO), aerodrome forecasts (TAF), synoptic observations (SYNOP), observations from buoys (BUOY) and meteorological reports from aircrafts (AMDAR). Data can also be taken from decoded BUFR messages. The extracted data can be written as XML or passed to a user-defined function (all done in Perl). It also provides XSLT style sheets to convert the XML to plain language (text, HTML), or XML with different schemas. A web-based (CGI) user interface can be used to download and display up-to-date weather data from NOAA, Ogimet, and other sources.