Over 80 new functions and scripts were added in Version 2020.1. Updates were made to dozens of existing functions to improve their performance and expand their applications. Built-in demos and default data structures were added to many more functions.
In the Spacecraft Control Toolbox, we added new tools for orbit control. The figure below shows a low thrust orbit raising starting from the ISS orbit and proceeding to a higher inclination, higher semi-major axis orbit. The controller also can change the ascending node.
A new function, was added for animating spacecraft. The image below shows two spacecraft in formation.
A new function that provides the Keplerian elements for asteroids was also added.
Optical navigation demonstrations for Earth/Moon missions were added. this shows the centroid and lunar disk. The system uses a high dynamic range sensor that can see stars and the moon at the same time.
For operations people, a demonstration of one pulse nutation damping was added. Both roll angle and angular rate are reduce nearly to zero with one thruster firing.
The Aircraft Control Toolbox has many new features specifically added to support electric airplane development. This includes a new propeller efficiency model.
Please contact us for more information! If you have purchased our toolboxes or updated your maintenance in the last year, the update is free!