Integrating multi-disciplinary competences in aircraft design poses a challenge. This accounts not only for the disciplinary part but also for the technical-infrastructural part of the integration. To enable engineers to concentrate on their disciplinary challenges DLR developed the distributed integration environment Chameleon. It supports engineers in the design of new aircraft configurations or in the optimization and assessment of missions to be flown. For this reason, design and analysis modules are integrated in Chameleon.
The base of RCE for CPACS is formed by the software framework RCE (Remote Component Environment), which is also being developed by DLR.
RCE for CPACS is a part of the distributed Release Kit. With its help the engineer is able to integrated distributed multi-disciplinary competences in aircraft design without handling technical-infrastructural aspects. RCE for CPACS is available from software.dlr.de.