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Range Angle Calculator

Range and angle calculations

  • Library:
  • Phased Array System Toolbox / Environment and Target

  • Range Angle Calculator block

Description

The Range Angle Calculator block calculates the range and/or the azimuth and elevation angles of several positions with respect to a reference position and with respect to a reference axes orientation. The reference position and reference axes can be specified in the block dialog or passed in through input ports.

Ports

Input

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Source point position, specified as a real-valued 3-by-1 vector or a real-valued 3-by-N matrix where N is the number of source points. Each column contains the Cartesian coordinates of a point in the form [x;y;z].

When Pos is a 3-by-N matrix, you must specify RefPos as a 3-by-N matrix for N reference positions. If all the reference points are identical, you can specify RefPos by a single 3-by-1 vector. Units are in meters.

Example: [1000;2000;50]

Data Types: double

Reference point position, specified as a real-valued 3-by-1 vector or a real-valued 3-by-N matrix where N is the number of reference points. Each column contains the Cartesian coordinates of point in the form [x;y;z].

When RefPos is a 3-by-N matrix, you must specify Pos as a 3-by-N matrix for N source positions. If all the source points are identical, you can specify Pos by a single 3-by-1 vector. Reference position units are meters.

Example: [100;100;10]

Dependencies

To enable this port, set the Reference position source drop down menu to Input port.

Data Types: double

Local coordinate system axes, specified as a real-valued 3-by-3 matrix or a 3-by-3-by-N array. For an array, each page corresponds to a local coordinate axes at each reference point. The columns in RefAxes specify the direction of the coordinate axes for the local coordinate system in Cartesian coordinates. N must match the number of columns in Pos or RefPos when these dimensions are greater than one.

Example: [100;100;10]

Dependencies

To enable this port, set the Reference axes source drop down menu to Input port.

Data Types: double

Output

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Azimuth and elevation angles in degrees, returned as a 2-by-N matrix or 2-by-2N matrix. Each column represents a direction angle in the form [azimuth;elevation].

When Propagation model is set to Free space, Ang is a 2-by-N matrix and represents the angle of the path from a source point to a reference point.

When Propagation model is set to Two-ray, Ang is a 2-by-2N matrix. Alternate columns of Ang refer to the line-of-sight path and reflected path, respectively.

Dependencies

To enable this port, set the Output(s) drop down menu to Angle or Range and Angle.

Data Types: double

Propagation range, returned as a real-valued 1-by-N vector or real-valued 1-by-2N vector.

When Propagation model is set to Free space, the size of Range is 1-by-N. The propagation range is the length of the direct path from the position defined in Pos to the corresponding reference position defined in RefPos.

When Propagation model is set to Two-ray, Range contains the ranges for the direct path and the reflected path. Alternate columns of Range refer to the line-of-sight path and reflected path, respectively for the same source-reference point pair.

Dependencies

To enable this port, set the Output(s) drop down menu to Range or Range and Angle.

Data Types: double

Parameters

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Specify the propagation model by setting this parameter to Free space or Two-ray.

Specify the reference position source by setting this parameter to Property or Input port. If Reference position source is set to Property, set the position using the Reference position parameter. If Reference position source is set to Input port, use the input port labeled RefPos.

Specify the reference position as a 3-by-1 vector of rectangular coordinates in meters in the form [x;y;z]. The reference position serves as the origin of the local coordinate system. Ranges and angles of the input positions are measured with respect to the reference position. This parameter appears only when Reference position source is set to Property.

Specify the reference axes source by setting this parameter to Property or Input port. If Reference axes source is set to Property, set the axes using the Reference axes parameter. If Reference axes source is set to Input port, use the input port labeled RefAxes.

Specify the reference axes of the local coordinate system with which to calculate range and angles in the form of a 3-by-3 orthonormal matrix. Each column of the matrix specifies the direction of an axis for the local coordinate system in the form of [x; y; z] with origin at the reference position. This parameter appears only when Reference axes source is set to Property.

Specify the desired output(s) of the block. Each type of output is sent to a different port depending on the parameter value.

ValuePort
Angle Ang
Range Range
Range and Angle Ang and Range

Block simulation, specified as Interpreted Execution or Code Generation. If you want your block to use the MATLAB® interpreter, choose Interpreted Execution. If you want your block to run as compiled code, choose Code Generation. Compiled code requires time to compile but usually runs faster.

Interpreted execution is useful when you are developing and tuning a model. The block runs the underlying System object™ in MATLAB. You can change and execute your model quickly. When you are satisfied with your results, you can then run the block using Code Generation. Long simulations run faster with generated code than in interpreted execution. You can run repeated executions without recompiling, but if you change any block parameters, then the block automatically recompiles before execution.

This table shows how the Simulate using parameter affects the overall simulation behavior.

When the Simulink® model is in Accelerator mode, the block mode specified using Simulate using overrides the simulation mode.

Acceleration Modes

Block SimulationSimulation Behavior
NormalAcceleratorRapid Accelerator
Interpreted ExecutionThe block executes using the MATLAB interpreter.The block executes using the MATLAB interpreter.Creates a standalone executable from the model.
Code GenerationThe block is compiled.All blocks in the model are compiled.

For more information, see Choosing a Simulation Mode (Simulink).

Version History

Introduced in R2014b

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