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Aerospace Toolbox

Analyze and visualize aerospace vehicle motion using reference standards and models

Aerospace Toolbox provides standards-based tools and functions for analyzing the motion, mission, and environment of aerospace vehicles. It includes aerospace math operations, coordinate system and spatial transformations, and validated environment models for interpreting flight data. The toolbox also includes 2D and 3D visualization tools and standard cockpit instruments for observing vehicle motion.

For flight vehicles, you can import Data Compendium (Datcom) files directly into MATLAB® to represent vehicle aerodynamics. The aerodynamics can be combined with reference parameters to define your aircraft configuration and dynamics for control design and flying qualities analysis.

Aerospace Toolbox lets you design and analyze scenarios consisting of satellites and ground stations. You can propagate satellite trajectories from orbital elements or two-line element sets, load in satellite and constellation ephemerides, perform mission analysis tasks such as line-of-sight access, and visualize the scenario as a ground track or globe.

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Example models illustrating specific functionality and applications

Reference Applications

Create and analyze reference applications in MATLAB

Data Import

Import DATCOM data into MATLAB environment

Coordinate Systems

Represent aircraft and spacecraft motion and orientation

Unit Conversions

Conversion of units, such as mass, pressure, and density, and time calculations


General atmospheric profiles such as ISA, COESA; nonstandard day simulations; lapse rate atmosphere; pressure altitude

Flight Parameters

Analyze vehicle flight dynamics and motion in MATLAB using aerospace flight parameters

Gas Dynamics

Flow relations, such as isentropic, normal shock, Rayleigh, Fanno, and Prandtl-Meyer

Visualize Trajectory and Attitude

View vehicle dynamics in 3-D flight paths and trajectories; create Apps with flight instruments