Simulink 3D Animation

Solar System

SOLAR SYSTEM Simulink Block Diagram:

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This model represents the dynamics of the inner Solar System (Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth + Moon, Mars). The model is visualized using the Virtual Reality Toolbox. Planet sizes and the Earth - Moon distance are adjusted so that the objects in the viewer can be easily visible.

Mutual gravity accelerations of the spatial bodies are computed utilizing fully the Simulink matrix-type data support.

In the virtual world there are several viewpoints defined. You can observe the planets from different static viewpoints, as well as moving viewpoints attached to planets:

  • Viewpoint 1 - General view of the Solar system
  • Viewpoint 2 - Closer static view
  • Viewpoint 3 - Viewpoint of an observer standing on Earth