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EDX Components

EDX Components


The EDX package is composed by the following components:


1)   the Electromagnetic Markup Language (EML) based on XML. The key idea is that a single data entity, the variable, is sufficient to the static representation of data stored into files.
For example, an electromagnetic field sampled on a plane at multiple frequencies can be represented as:
     Variable emField
        Domain frequency
        Domain samplingX
        Domain samplingY
        Component E (complex, dimension=3, unit=V/m)
        Component H (complex, dimension=3, unit=A/m)


2)   the Electromagnetic Data Dictionaries (EDDs) that contain and define the 'words' to be used to describe the physical entities, e.g. the electromagnetic field, for which data are stored in a file.
It establishes the precise meaning of the data, how they are represented numerically and the conventions adopted.

Here an sketch of how a physical quantity is represented in an EDX Data Dictionary:


3)   the EDI Software Library providing all functions required to access data. The Electromagnetic Data Interface (EDI) is a lightweight library (a few thousands lines) written in C++ and equipped with application programming interfaces in C++, FORTRAN90 and MATLAB®.


Finally, the EDX Companion Tools have been developed to ease the use of the EDX:

·         a data browser and visualisation tool

·         a validation tool for EDX implementations

·         a Matlab® Generic Data Dictionary interface.

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    Overview of EDX.pdf 112 kB 13/06/2011
    An introduction to EDX.pdf 543 kB 13/06/2011
    An EDX application example.pdf 142 kB 13/06/2011
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