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Rodrigues to Direction Cosine Matrix

Convert Euler-Rodrigues vector to direction cosine matrix

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Description

The Rodrigues to Direction Cosine Matrix block determines the 3-by-3 direction cosine matrix from a 3-element Euler-Rodrigues vector.

Ports

Input

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Euler-Rodrigues vector from which to determine the direction cosine matrix.

Data Types: double

Output

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Direction cosine matrix determined from the Euler-Rodrigues vector.

Data Types: double

Algorithms

An Euler-Rodrigues vector b represents a rotation by integrating a direction cosine of a rotation axis with the tangent of half the rotation angle as follows:

b=[bxbybz]

where:

bx=tan(12θ)sx,by=tan(12θ)sy,bz=tan(12θ)sz

are the Rodrigues parameters. Vector s represents a unit vector around which the rotation is performed. Due to the tangent, the rotation vector is indeterminate when the rotation angle equals ±pi radians or ±180 deg. Values can be negative or positive.

References

[1] Dai, J.S. "Euler-Rodrigues formula variations, quaternion conjugation and intrinsic connections." Mechanism and Machine Theory, 92, 144-152. Elsevier, 2015.

Introduced in R2017a

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