Convert target elevation angle to height
Determine the target height in meters given an elevation angle of
0.5 degrees, a sensor height of
10 m, and a range of
300 km. Convert the range to meters.
el = 0.5; anht = 10; R = 300e3; tgtht = el2height(el,anht,R)
tgtht = 7.9325e+03
el— Elevation angle
Elevation angle to target, specified as a scalar or M-length vector. Units are in degrees.
anht— Sensor height
Sensor height, specified as a scalar or M-length vector. Units are in meters.
Range between target and sensor, specified as a scalar or M-length vector. Units are in meters.
model— Earth model
Earth model used to compute target height, specified as
'Flat'. By default, the
assumes a curved Earth model.
re— Effective Earth radius
Effective Earth radius, specified as a positive scalar. By default,
re is 4/3 of the Earth radius. Units are in meters. The function
ignores this input when
model is set to
tgtht— Target height
Target height, returned as a scalar or M-length vector. Units are in meters.
 Barton, David K. Radar Equations for Modern Radar. Artech House Radar Series. Norwood, Mass: Artech House, 2013.