LLA2ECEF - convert latitude, longitude, and altitude to earth-centered, earth-fixed (ECEF) cartesian coordinates
[x,y,z] = lla2ecef(lat,lon,alt)
x = ECEF X-coordinate (m)
y = ECEF Y-coordinate (m)
z = ECEF Z-coordinate (m)
lat = geodetic latitude (radians)
lon = longitude (radians)
alt = height above WGS84 ellipsoid (m)
Notes: This function assumes the WGS84 model. Latitude is customary geodetic (not geocentric).
Source: "Department of Defense World Geodetic System 1984," Page 4-4. National Imagery and Mapping Agency. NIMA TR8350.2
Michael Kleder, July 2005
Michael Kleder (2020). Covert lat, lon, alt to ECEF Cartesian (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/7942-covert-lat-lon-alt-to-ecef-cartesian), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
For example, the following latitude, longitude coordinate along with a nominal 550m elevation (roughly, Munich Germany)
[x,y,z] = lla2ecef(deg2rad(48.13743), deg2rad(11.57549), 550)
x = 4.1780e+06
y = 8.5575e+05
z = 4.7275e+06
Iam getting the following error
(Too many output arguments). Why is that so ? What should i do to get out from that ?
This function's output does not match the output of the Aerospace Toolbox's 'lla2ecef' function output...
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Both ecef2lla.m and lla2ecef.m are excellent algorithms. I tested these algorithms with the Satellite Tool Kit using LLA data for 8 cities around the world. Lat and long conversions are accurate to at least 4 decimal places. Altitude conversions are accurate to within 0.01 meters. ECEF conversions are generally accurate to within 0.03 meters.
Thanks for making these available!