Airspeed Indicator

Display measurements for aircraft airspeed

  • Library:
  • Aerospace Blockset / Flight Instruments

Description

The Airspeed Indicator block displays measurements for aircraft airspeed in knots.

By default, minor ticks represent 10-knot increments and major ticks represent 40-knot increments. The parameters Minimum and Maximum determine the minimum and maximum values on the gauge. The number and distribution of ticks is fixed, which means that the first and last tick display the minimum and maximum values. The ticks in between distribute evenly between the minimum and maximum values. For major ticks, the distribution of ticks is (Maximum-Minimum)/9. For minor ticks, the distribution of ticks is (Maximum-Minimum)/36.

The airspeed indicator has scale color bars that allow for overlapping for the first bar, displayed at a different radius. This different radius lets the block represent maximum speed with flap extended (VFE) and stall speed with flap extended (VSO) accurately for aircraft airspeed and stall speed.

Parameters

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Connect to signal for display, selected from list of signal names.

To view the data from a signal, select a signal in the model. The signal appears in the Connection table. Select the option button next to the signal you want to display. Click Apply to connect the signal.

The table has a row for the signal connected to the block. If there are no signals selected in the model, or the block is not connected to any signals, the table is empty.

Minimum tick mark value, specified as a finite, real, double, or scalar value, in ft/min.

Dependencies

The Minimum tick value must be less than the Maximum tick value.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: Limits
Type: double
Values: vector
Default: [40 400], where 40 is the minimum value

Specify the maximum tick mark value, specified as a finite, real, double, or scalar value, in ft/min..

Dependencies

The Maximum tick value must be greater than the Minimum tick value.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: Limits
Type: double
Values: vector
Default: [40 400], where 400 is the maximum value

Ranges of color bands outside the scale, specified as a finite, real, double, or scalar value. Specify the minimum and maximum color range to display on the gauge.

To add a new color, click +. To remove a color, click -.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: ScaleColors
Type: n-by-1 struct array
Values: struct array with elements Min, Max, and Color

Name of connected signal.

  • Top

    Show label at the top of the block.

  • Bottom

    Show label at the bottom of the block.

  • Hide

    Do not show the label or instructional text when the block is not connected.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: LabelPosition
Type: character vector
Values: 'Top' | 'Bottom' | 'Hide'
Default: 'Top'

Extended Capabilities

Introduced in R2016a