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|
|Incidence and sideslip angles|
|Convert from one of other two airspeeds to 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|
Define coordinate systems when working with the Aerospace Toolbox software.
Define coordinate systems when modeling with the Aerospace Toolbox software.
Define coordinate systems for navigation when modeling with the Aerospace Toolbox software.
Define coordinate systems for display with the Aerospace Toolbox software.