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ecef2nedv

Rotate geocentric Earth-centered Earth-fixed vector to local north-east-down

Description

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[uNorth,vEast,wDown] = ecef2nedv(U,V,W,lat0,lon0) returns vector components uNorth, vEast, and wDown in a local north-east-down (NED) system corresponding to vector components U, V, and W in a geocentric Earth-centered Earth-fixed (ECEF) system. Specify the origin of the system with the geodetic coordinates lat0 and lon0. Each coordinate input argument must match the others in size or be scalar.

[___] = ecef2nedv(___,angleUnit) specifies the units for latitude and longitude. Specify angleUnit as 'degrees' (the default) or 'radians'.

Examples

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Find the NED velocity components of an aircraft using its ECEF components.

Specify the geodetic coordinates of the aircraft in degrees and the ECEF velocity components in kilometers per hour.

lat0 = 61.64;
lon0 = 30.70;

U = 530.2445;
V = 492.1283;
W = 396.3459;

Calculate the NED components of the aircraft. The units for the NED components match the units for the ECEF components. Thus, the NED components are returned in kilometers per hour. The negative value of wDown means the aircraft is ascending.

[uNorth,vEast,wDown] = ecef2nedv(U,V,W,lat0,lon0)
uNorth = -434.0403
vEast = 152.4451
wDown = -684.6964

Reverse the rotation using the ned2ecefv function.

[U,V,W] = ned2ecefv(uNorth,vEast,wDown,lat0,lon0)
U = 530.2445
V = 492.1283
W = 396.3459

Input Arguments

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ECEF x-components of one or more vectors, specified as a scalar value, vector, matrix, or N-D array.

Data Types: single | double

ECEF y-components of one or more vectors, specified as a scalar value, vector, matrix, or N-D array.

Data Types: single | double

ECEF z-components of one or more vectors, specified as a scalar value, vector, matrix, or N-D array.

Data Types: single | double

Geodetic latitude of the local origin, specified as a scalar, vector, matrix, or N-D array. The local origin can refer to one point or a series of points (for example, a moving platform). Specify the values in degrees. To use values in radians, specify the angleUnit argument as 'radians'.

Data Types: single | double

Geodetic longitude of the local origin, specified as a scalar, vector, matrix, or N-D array. The local origin can refer to one point or a series of points (for example, a moving platform). Specify the values in degrees. To use values in radians, specify the angleUnit argument as 'radians'.

Data Types: single | double

Units of angles, specified as 'degrees' (the default) or 'radians'.

Data Types: char | string

Output Arguments

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NED x-components of one or more vectors in the local NED system, returned as a scalar value, vector, matrix, or N-D array. Values are returned in the units specified by U, V, and W.

NED y-components of one or more vectors in the local NED system, returned as a scalar value, vector, matrix, or N-D array. Values are returned in the units specified by U, V, and W.

NED z-components of one or more vectors in the local NED system, returned as a scalar value, vector, matrix, or N-D array. Values are returned in the units specified by U, V, and W.

Tips

To transform coordinate locations instead of vectors, use the ecef2ned function. 