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Aerospace Toolbox

Analyze and visualize aerospace vehicle motion using reference standards and models

Aerospace Toolbox provides tools and functions for analyzing the navigation and environment of aerospace vehicles and visualizing their flight using standard cockpit instruments or a flight simulator. It lets you import Data Compendium (Datcom) files directly into MATLAB® to represent vehicle aerodynamics and incorporate validated environment models for atmosphere, gravity, wind, geoid height, and magnetic field. You can evaluate vehicle motion and orientation using built-in aerospace math operations and coordinate system and spatial transformations. You can visualize the vehicle in flight directly from MATLAB with standard cockpit instruments and using the pre-built FlightGear Flight Simulator interface.

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Learn the basics of Aerospace Toolbox


Example models illustrating specific functionality and applications

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

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