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Satellite Scenario Overview

You can build a complete satellite scenario simulation using functions and objects. You can extend satellite scenarios for detailed communication simulations using Satellite Communications Toolbox. The workflow for satellite scenario simulation consists of four main components. These components are

  • satelliteScenario represents a 3-D arena consisting of satellites, ground stations, and the interactions between them. Use this object to model satellite constellations, model ground station networks, perform access analyses between the satellites and ground stations, and visualize the results.

  • satellite adds satellites to the scenario using two line element (TLE) files or orbital elements. For more details on orbital elements and TLE files, see Two Line Element (TLE) Files.

  • groundStation adds ground stations to the scenario using default parameters or the specified latitude and longitude.

  • satelliteScenarioViewer creates a 3D viewer for the scenario.

  • play simulates the satellite scenario and plays the results in the visualization window specified by satelliteScenarioViewer.

Many of the methods included in the flowchart are created by multiple objects.

satellite scenario flowchart

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