DIRSIG4 Compatibility Plugins

DIRSIG5 is able to run DIRSIG4 simulations by leveraging a pair of plugins that provide backward compatibility with DIRSIG4 intput files.

The BasicAtmosphere Plugin

The BasicAtmosphere plugin handles the atmosphere modeling by using the DIRSIG4 era .atm files.

Note When using a DIRSIG4-era .atm file, DIRSIG5 will automatically configure the appropriate ephemeris and/or weather plugins.

The BasicPlatform Plugin

The BasicPlatform plugin handles the sensor modeling by using the DIRSIG4 era platform, motion (either a GenericMotion or a FlexMotion description) and a tasks file.

DIRSIG5 Specific Plugins

The DIRSIG5 model includes several alternative execution modes by leveraging different plugins.

Ephemeris

Ephemeris plugins are responsible for providing locations for the Sun and Moon as a function of location and time.

Weather

Weather plugins are responsible for providing boundary layer meteorological conditions as a function of location and time.