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Jim Riggs


Missile Defense Agency - Advanced Technology Group

Last seen: 3 days ago Active since 2017

Developing simulations for the Missile Defense Agency - Advanced Technology group. 30+ years experience in missiles, smart munitions and other aerodynamic systems.

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Python, C++, C, MATLAB, Fortran

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I need help writing a function with one input and one output
The syntax for defining a function is: function steps_made_sucessfully = walk(commanded_steps) % insert your code here % ... ...

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Generate look angles between aircraft and satellite
I don't think that you will find this exact problem solution in the Aerospace toolbox, but it does contain some functions that y...

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Simulink generate input at begining of simulations
I am not sure that I understand your specific question (i.e. the implementation you are describing). The way it sounds to me, y...

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Not able to Understand Code for "Volume of Solid by Revolution"
[X,Y,Z] = cylinder(fx(xivals)-yr,100); Creates a set of 3D points that define a cylinder figure('Position',[700 200 560 420])...

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Why should I use operation blocks instead of a quicker function block in simulink?
You might want to check out this documentation on Comparison of Custom Block Functionality. It references some limitations on M...

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How to save a data in another folder?
I like to define a string defining the work folder; e.g. workfolder = 'C:/user/JR/projectName/' save([workfolder 's1.mat'], ...

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How to run a for loop one at a time with each button click?
At the end of your "for" loop, add a "while" loop that looks for the button value. if i < 3 (you don't want it to pause the l...

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How can I access both data and time from the running simulink model and use it in a particular program?
Simulink has a "to workspace" block which saves the time history of the model data to the Matlab workspace in a variable that yo...

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How to create a loop with unknown number of iterations?
What you are describing sounds like a "while" loop. You specify a logical condition which will terminate the loop i=0; condit...

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How can I plot two functions in the same graph?
Try this: fplot(@(x) cosh(x)); hold on fplot(@(x) 0.6671x^3-1.7921x^2+2.7580x-0.089);

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Transformation matrix between two cartesian systems
Coordinate rotation (or transformation) involves expressing the coordinates of a point defined in one reference frame in terms ...

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Issue with doing FM on SIMULINK
1) The error is generated because the integration block is a continuous block, and you have specified a discrete solver. Change...

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Constant block doesn't accept array
Yes, you can save the value to the workspace and reference it in a constant block. As @Paul points out, the label on the Goto b...

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How to add x and y variables to individual values after creating a heatmap.
You can modify the axis properties after creating the plot: ax = gca; % get the curent axis handle ax.XTickLabel = {'Jan','Fe...

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draw rod shape trajectory
You might want to give this a try: Plot3 Shaded Line

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How to change my Simulink Scope output at workspace from 1x1x284 double to 284x1 double.
Try using the "reshape" command. There is also a reshape block in Simulink.

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For-loop using only last iteration
Inside the loop C = zeros(1,10) + A; the function "zeros(1,10)" is assigning zeros to the entire C vector, then adding A. Als...

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How can i merge the signals from the sensors into 1 signal ?
The merge block is not used to combine signals - it is used to select one of two triggered signals. The two inputs are signals ...

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Output for Accelerator Model
I think there is a misunderstanding. The way I read it, if you use a large number of inport and outport blocks (at the root lev...

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What kind of numerical method is used for the inverse kinematic block at simulink?
Here is a link to the Matlab documentation: Inverse Kinematics Algorithms

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Hold a value indefinitely once a condition becomes true
Try This:

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Trying to plot array points on a graph.
You might also try this: [row,col] = size(AA); % AA is the data matrix figure; for ii=1:row for jj=1:col if ...

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How to connect the two signals in one signal in MATLAB Simulink? I mean first signal finishes second signal starts.
You description of the problem is confusing to me, bu the statement in the title "first signal finishes second signal starts" ...

2 years ago | 0

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Numerical Integration in Matlab
There seem to be two problems: 1) your function "fun" returns "NaN" at zero, so you cannot integrate starting from zero. You n...

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Simulink counter block having an initial starting value of -1
Yes, the two counter blocks in the library do not allow you to set the initial value. Whenever I need to use a counter, I usual...

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Finding the roots of an equation using Newton-Raphson method but I don't know the equation!
You use a numerical approximation for the derivative. Start at some initial guess for x & y. take a small step, and compute th...

2 years ago | 1

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Implementing Angles as an input in Simulink
It appears (based on the icon on the block) that the block labeled "Robot Controler" is a Matlab function block. In order to a...

2 years ago | 0

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Pendulum using Runge Kutta
Yes, there are a few things wrong with this code. James Tursa has identified one obvious error. Another problem is with the lo...

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How to return the index of time steps in Simulink?
One way to do this is to put a step counter in the block. This will keep track of the number of times the block is executed. T...

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