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FlightGear Preconfigured 6DoF Animation

Connect model to FlightGear flight simulator

Library

Animation/Flight Simulator Interfaces

Description

The FlightGear Preconfigured 6DoF Animation block lets you drive position and attitude values to a FlightGear flight simulator vehicle given double-precision values for longitude (l), latitude (μ), altitude (h), roll (ϕ), pitch (θ), and yaw (ψ), respectively.

The block is a masked subsystem containing principally a Pack net_fdm Packet for FlightGear block set for 6DoF inputs, a Send net_fdm Packet to FlightGear block, and a Simulation Pace block. To access the full capabilities of these blocks, use the individual corresponding blocks from the Aerospace Blockset™ library.

The block is additionally configured as a SimViewingDevice, so that if you generate code for your model using the Simulink® Coder™ product and connect to the running target code using theSimulink Coder External Mode available from the model toolbar, then the Simulink software can obtain the data from the target on the fly and transmit position and attitude data to FlightGear. For more information, see Sim Viewing Devices in External Mode.

This block does not produce deployable code, but it can be used with Simulink Coder external mode as a SimViewingDevice.

Dialog Box

FlightGear version

Select your FlightGear software version.

Supported versions: v0.9.3, v0.9.8/0.9.8a, v0.9.9, v0.9.10, v1.0, v1.9.1, v2.0, v2.4, v2.6, v2.8, v2.10, v2.12.

    Note:   If you are using a FlightGear version older than 2.0, the model displays a notification from the Simulink Upgrade Advisor. Consider using the Upgrade Advisor to upgrade your FlightGear version. For more information, see Supported FlightGear Versions.

Destination IP address

Specify your destination IP address.

Destination port

Specify your destination port.

Sample time

Specify the sample time (–1 for inherited).

Inputs and Outputs

InputDimension TypeDescription

First

VectorContains the longitude, latitude, altitude, roll, pitch, and yaw, in double-precision. Units are degrees west/north for longitude and latitude, meters above mean sea level for altitude, and radians for attitude values.

Reference

Bowditch, N., American Practical Navigator, An Epitome of Navigation, US Navy Hydrographic Office, 1802.

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