Flight Parameters and Quaternion Math
Estimate aerodynamic flight parameters, such as airspeed, incidence and sideslip angles, Mach number, and relative pressure, density, and temperature ratios.
Use built-in quaternion functions to calculate their norm, modulus, natural logarithm, product, division, inverse, power, or exponential. You can also interpolate between two quaternions using the linear, spherical-linear, or normalized-linear methods. Aerospace Toolbox uses quaternions that are defined using the scalar-first convention.
Aerodynamic Flight Parameters
|Airspeed from velocity|
|Compute incidence and sideslip angles|
|Convert airspeeds between equivalent airspeed (EAS), calibrated airspeed (CAS), or true airspeed (TAS)|
|Compute dynamic pressure using velocity and density|
|Compute Mach number using velocity and speed of sound|
|Compute relative pressure ratio|
|Compute relative density ratio|
|Compute relative temperature ratio|
|Calculate conjugate of quaternion|
|Divide quaternion by another quaternion|
|Exponential of quaternion|
|Quaternion interpolation between two quaternions|
|Calculate inverse of quaternion|
|Natural logarithm of quaternion|
|Calculate modulus of quaternion|
|Calculate product of two quaternions|
|Calculate norm of quaternion|
|Power of quaternion|
|Rotate vector by quaternion|
- Fundamental Coordinate System Concepts
Define coordinate systems when working with the Aerospace Toolbox software.
- Coordinate Systems for Modeling
Define coordinate systems when modeling with the Aerospace Toolbox software.
- Coordinate Systems for Navigation
Define coordinate systems for navigation when modeling with the Aerospace Toolbox software.
- Coordinate Systems for Display
Define coordinate systems for display with the Aerospace Toolbox software.