CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2012
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined.

Research and development of new products represent significant investments for Boeing. In addition, training users on existing products represent significant investments for Boeing customers. To minimize time and maximize efficiency, Boeing utilizes complex modeling and simulation software systems.

Design, Fly and Compete Sim Suite V2.0 is a flight simulator that features six degrees of freedom with realistic physics of flight. Players can choose from four different planes to navigate through nine different obstacle courses. A new feature of V2.0 is a multiplayer mode where players can interact with each other via an internet connection.

In addition to a standalone Microsoft Windows desktop version, our flight simulator also includes a web version, which runs in both Chrome and Safari for use on Desktops, iPhones, and iPads. Our web version is designed with extensions to provide an immersive feature-filled user experience.

The Microsoft Windows desktop application utilizes the Qt framework and OpenSceneGraph for the application and DIS and HLA for networking. The browser version uses HTML5, JavaScript and WebGL for the application and Socket.IO for communication.