Interface FieldOfView

 All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractFieldOfView
,CircularFieldOfView
,DoubleDihedraFieldOfView
,EllipticalFieldOfView
,PolygonalFieldOfView
,SmoothFieldOfView
public interface FieldOfView
Interface representing a spacecraft sensor Field Of View.Fields Of View are zones defined on the unit sphere centered on the spacecraft. Different implementations may use specific modeling depending on the shape.
 Since:
 10.1
 Author:
 Luc Maisonobe


Method Summary
All Methods Instance Methods Abstract Methods Modifier and Type Method Description List<List<GeodeticPoint>>
getFootprint(Transform fovToBody, OneAxisEllipsoid body, double angularStep)
Get the footprint of the Field Of View on ground.double
getMargin()
Get the angular margin to apply (radians).double
offsetFromBoundary(Vector3D lineOfSight, double angularRadius, VisibilityTrigger trigger)
Get the offset of target body with respect to the Field Of View Boundary.Vector3D
projectToBoundary(Vector3D lineOfSight)
Find the direction on Field Of View Boundary closest to a line of sight.



Method Detail

getMargin
double getMargin()
Get the angular margin to apply (radians). If angular margin is positive, points outside of the raw FoV but close enough to the boundary are considered visible. If angular margin is negative, points inside of the raw FoV but close enough to the boundary are considered not visible Returns:
 angular margin
 See Also:
offsetFromBoundary(Vector3D, double, VisibilityTrigger)

offsetFromBoundary
double offsetFromBoundary(Vector3D lineOfSight, double angularRadius, VisibilityTrigger trigger)
Get the offset of target body with respect to the Field Of View Boundary.The offset is the signed angular distance between target body and closest boundary point, taking into account
VisibilityTrigger
andmargin
.As Field Of View can have complex shapes that may require long computation, when the target point can be proven to be outside of the Field Of View, a faster but approximate computation can be used. This approximation is only performed about 0.01 radians outside of the Field Of View augmented by the deadband defined by target body radius and Field Of View margin and should be designed to still return a positive value if the full accurate computation would return a positive value. When target point is close to the zone (and furthermore when it is inside the zone), the full accurate computation is performed. This design allows this offset to be used as a reliable way to detect Field Of View boundary crossings (taking
VisibilityTrigger
andmargin
into account), which correspond to sign changes of the offset. Parameters:
lineOfSight
 line of sight from the center of the Field Of View support unit sphere to the target in spacecraft frameangularRadius
 target body angular radiustrigger
 visibility trigger for spherical bodies Returns:
 an offset negative if the target is visible within the Field Of View and positive if it is outside of the Field Of View (note that this cannot take into account interposing bodies)
 See Also:
offsetFromBoundary(Vector3D, double, VisibilityTrigger)

projectToBoundary
Vector3D projectToBoundary(Vector3D lineOfSight)
Find the direction on Field Of View Boundary closest to a line of sight. Parameters:
lineOfSight
 line of sight from the center of the Field Of View support unit sphere to the target in spacecraft frame Returns:
 direction on Field Of View Boundary closest to a line of sight

getFootprint
List<List<GeodeticPoint>> getFootprint(Transform fovToBody, OneAxisEllipsoid body, double angularStep)
Get the footprint of the Field Of View on ground.This method assumes the Field Of View is centered on some carrier, which will typically be a spacecraft or a ground station antenna. The points in the footprint boundary loops are all at altitude zero with respect to the ellipsoid, they correspond either to projection on ground of the edges of the Field Of View, or to points on the body limb if the Field Of View goes past horizon. The points on the limb see the carrier origin at zero elevation. If the Field Of View is so large it contains entirely the body, all points will correspond to points at limb. If the Field Of View looks away from body, the boundary loops will be an empty list. The points within footprint loops are sorted in trigonometric order as seen from the carrier. This implies that someone traveling on ground from one point to the next one will have the points visible from the carrier on his left hand side, and the points not visible from the carrier on his right hand side.
The truncation of Field Of View at limb can induce strange results for complex Fields Of View. If for example a Field Of View is a ring with a hole and part of the ring goes past horizon, then instead of having a single loop with a Cshaped boundary, the method will still return two loops truncated at the limb, one clockwise and one counterclockwise, hence "closing" the Cshape twice. This behavior is considered acceptable.
If the carrier is a spacecraft, then the
fovToBody
transform can be computed from aSpacecraftState
as follows:Transform inertToBody = state.getFrame().getTransformTo(body.getBodyFrame(), state.getDate()); Transform fovToBody = new Transform(state.getDate(), state.toTransform().getInverse(), inertToBody);
If the carrier is a ground station, located using a topocentric frame and managing its pointing direction using a transform between the dish frame and the topocentric frame, then the
fovToBody
transform can be computed as follows:Transform topoToBody = topocentricFrame.getTransformTo(body.getBodyFrame(), date); Transform topoToDish = ... Transform fovToBody = new Transform(date, topoToDish.getInverse(), topoToBody);
Only the raw zone is used, the angular margin is ignored here.
 Parameters:
fovToBody
 transform between the frame in which the Field Of View is defined and body frame.body
 body surface the Field Of View will be projected onangularStep
 step used for boundary loops sampling (radians), beware this is generally not an angle on the unit sphere, but rather a phase angle used by the underlying Field Of View boundary model Returns:
 list footprint boundary loops (there may be several independent loops if the Field Of View shape is complex)

