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Link analysis object belonging to Transmitter


    The Link object defines a link analysis object belonging to Transmitter.


    You can create a Link object using the link object function of the Transmitter or Receiver objects.


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    You can set this property only when calling Link. After you call Link, this property is read-only.

    Transmitter or receiver ID, specified as a vector of positive numbers.

    Visual width of link line in pixels, specified as a scalar in the range (0 10].

    The line width cannot be thinner than the width of a pixel. If you set the line width to a value that is less than the width of a pixel on your system, the line displays as one pixel wide.

    Color of the link line, specified as an RGB triplet, a hexadecimal color code, a color name, or a short name.

    For a custom color, specify an RGB triplet or a hexadecimal color code.

    • An RGB triplet is a three-element row vector whose elements specify the intensities of the red, green, and blue components of the color. The intensities must be in the range [0,1]; for example, [0.4 0.6 0.7].

    • A hexadecimal color code is a character vector or a string scalar that starts with a hash symbol (#) followed by three or six hexadecimal digits, which can range from 0 to F. The values are not case sensitive. Thus, the color codes '#FF8800', '#ff8800', '#F80', and '#f80' are equivalent.

    Alternatively, you can specify some common colors by name. This table lists the named color options, the equivalent RGB triplets, and hexadecimal color codes.

    Color NameShort NameRGB TripletHexadecimal Color CodeAppearance
    'red''r'[1 0 0]'#FF0000'

    Sample of the color red

    'green''g'[0 1 0]'#00FF00'

    Sample of the color green

    'blue''b'[0 0 1]'#0000FF'

    Sample of the color blue

    'cyan' 'c'[0 1 1]'#00FFFF'

    Sample of the color cyan

    'magenta''m'[1 0 1]'#FF00FF'

    Sample of the color magenta

    'yellow''y'[1 1 0]'#FFFF00'

    Sample of the color yellow

    'black''k'[0 0 0]'#000000'

    Sample of the color black

    'white''w'[1 1 1]'#FFFFFF'

    Sample of the color white

    'none'Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableNo color

    Here are the RGB triplets and hexadecimal color codes for the default colors MATLAB® uses in many types of plots.

    RGB TripletHexadecimal Color CodeAppearance
    [0 0.4470 0.7410]'#0072BD'

    Sample of RGB triplet [0 0.4470 0.7410], which appears as dark blue

    [0.8500 0.3250 0.0980]'#D95319'

    Sample of RGB triplet [0.8500 0.3250 0.0980], which appears as dark orange

    [0.9290 0.6940 0.1250]'#EDB120'

    Sample of RGB triplet [0.9290 0.6940 0.1250], which appears as dark yellow

    [0.4940 0.1840 0.5560]'#7E2F8E'

    Sample of RGB triplet [0.4940 0.1840 0.5560], which appears as dark purple

    [0.4660 0.6740 0.1880]'#77AC30'

    Sample of RGB triplet [0.4660 0.6740 0.1880], which appears as medium green

    [0.3010 0.7450 0.9330]'#4DBEEE'

    Sample of RGB triplet [0.3010 0.7450 0.9330], which appears as light blue

    [0.6350 0.0780 0.1840]'#A2142F'

    Sample of RGB triplet [0.6350 0.0780 0.1840], which appears as dark red

    Example: 'blue'

    Example: [0 0 1]

    Example: '#0000FF'

    Object Functions

    showShow object in satellite scenario viewer
    ebnoEb/No at final node of link
    linkPercentagePercentage of time when link between first and last node in link analysis is closed
    linkStatusStatus of link closure between first and last node
    linkIntervalsIntervals during which link is closed
    hideHides satellite scenario entity from viewer


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    Create a satellite scenario object.

    startTime = datetime(2020,11,25,0,0,0);
    stopTime = startTime + days(1);
    sampleTime = 60;                                     % seconds
    sc = satelliteScenario(startTime,stopTime,sampleTime)
    sc = 
      satelliteScenario with properties:
             StartTime: 25-Nov-2020
              StopTime: 26-Nov-2020
            SampleTime: 60
               Viewers: [0x0 matlabshared.satellitescenario.Viewer]
            Satellites: [1x0 matlabshared.satellitescenario.Satellite]
        GroundStations: [1x0 matlabshared.satellitescenario.GroundStation]
              AutoShow: 1

    Add a satellite to the scenario.

    semiMajorAxis = 10000000;                                                                  % meters
    eccentricity = 0;
    inclination = 60;                                                                          % degrees
    rightAscensionOfAscendingNode = 0;                                                         % degrees
    argumentOfPeriapsis = 0;                                                                   % degrees
    trueAnomaly = 0;                                                                           % degrees
    sat = satellite(sc,semiMajorAxis,eccentricity,inclination,rightAscensionOfAscendingNode,...

    Add a transmitter to the satellite.

    frequency = 27e9;                                                                             % Hz
    power = 20;                                                                                   % dBW
    bitRate = 20;                                                                                 % Mbps
    systemLoss = 3;                                                                               % dB
    txSat = transmitter(sat,"Name","Satellite Transmitter","Frequency",frequency,"power",power,...
    txSat = 
      Transmitter with properties:
                    Name:  Satellite Transmitter
                      ID:  2
        MountingLocation:  [0; 0; 0] meters
          MountingAngles:  [0; 0; 0] degrees
                 Antenna:  [1x1 satcom.satellitescenario.GaussianAntenna]
              SystemLoss:  3 decibels
               Frequency:  2.7e+10 Hertz
                 BitRate:  20 Mbps
                   Power:  20 decibel-watts
                   Links:  [1x0 satcom.satellitescenario.Link]

    Add a receiver to the satellite.

    gainToNoiseTemperatureRatio = 5;                                                                              % dB/K
    systemLoss = 3;                                                                                               % dB
    rxSat = receiver(sat,"Name","Satellite Receiver","GainToNoiseTemperatureRatio",gainToNoiseTemperatureRatio,...
    rxSat = 
      Receiver with properties:
                               Name:  Satellite Receiver
                                 ID:  3
                   MountingLocation:  [0; 0; 0] meters
                     MountingAngles:  [0; 0; 0] degrees
                            Antenna:  [1x1 satcom.satellitescenario.GaussianAntenna]
                         SystemLoss:  3 decibels
        GainToNoiseTemperatureRatio:  5 decibels/Kelvin
                       RequiredEbNo:  10 decibels

    Specify the antenna specifications of the repeater.

    dishDiameter = 0.5;                                                                        % meters
    apertureEfficiency = 0.5;

    Add two ground stations to the scenario.

    gs1 = groundStation(sc,"Name","Ground Station 1");
    latitude = 52.2294963;                                               % degrees
    longitude = 0.1487094;                                               % degrees
    gs2 = groundStation(sc,latitude,longitude,"Name","Ground Station 2");

    Add gimbals to the ground stations. These gimbals enable you to steer the ground station antennas to track the satellite.

    mountingLocation = [0; 0; -5];                                                              % meters
    mountingAngles = [0; 180; 0];                                                               % degrees
    gimbalGs1 = gimbal(gs1,"MountingLocation",mountingLocation,"MountingAngles",mountingAngles);
    gimbalGs2 = gimbal(gs2,"MountingLocation",mountingLocation,"MountingAngles",mountingAngles);

    Track the satellite using the gimbals.


    Add a transmitter to gimbal gimbalGs1.

    frequency = 30e9;                                                                             % Hz
    power = 40;                                                                                   % dBW
    bitRate = 20;                                                                                 % Mbps
    txGs1 = transmitter(gimbalGs1,"Name","Ground Stationn 1 Transmitter","Frequency",frequency,...

    Add a receiver to gimbal gimbalGs2.

    requiredEbNo = 14;                                                                          % dB
    rxGs2 = receiver(gimbalGs2,"Name","Ground Station 2 Receiver","RequiredEbNo",requiredEbNo);

    Define the antenna specifications of the ground stations.

    dishDiameter = 5;                                   % meters

    Add link analysis to transmitter txGs1.

    lnk = link(txGs1,rxSat,txSat,rxGs2)
    lnk = 
      Link with properties:
        Sequence:  [8 3 2 9]
        LineWidth:  1
        LineColor:  [0 1 0]

    Determine the times when ground station gs1 can send data to ground station gs2 via the satellite.

    ans =
      0x8 empty table

    Visualize the link using the Satellite Scenario Viewer.


    Introduced in R2021a