PlateModel.GetIncidentArea(Variable, Array) Method

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Description

Calculates the incident area of this PlateModel as seen from the specified direction. The direction is specified in either the Spacecraft body fixed frame or MJ2000, according to the frame argument.

 

Timing Precision Mode

This page describes functionality in nanosecond timing precision mode.

 

Method Signature

PlateModel.GetIncidentArea(

Variable frame,


Array direction)

 

Arguments

frame


Description:

Determines the reference frame in which the direction vector is defined.

Valid Values:

Value

Label

0

Spacecraft Body Frame

1

Inertial Frame

 

direction


Description:

The incoming vector in the specified frame pointing at the PlateModel, usedto determine the incident area of the PlateModel as seen from this direction.

Required Size:

3

 

 

Return Value

Type:

number

Units:

m^2

 

The incident area.

 

Syntax

myVariable1 = myPlateModel1.GetIncidentArea(myVariable2, myArray1);

 

See also

PlateModel Object