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coverageAreaPlotter

Coverage area plotter for bird's-eye plot

Description

caPlotter = coverageAreaPlotter(bep) creates a CoverageAreaPlotter object that configures the display of sensor coverage areas on a bird's-eye plot. The CoverageAreaPlotter object is stored in the Plotters property of the input birdsEyePlot object, bep. To display the sensor coverage areas, use the plotCoverageArea function.

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caPlotter = coverageAreaPlotter(bep,Name,Value) sets properties using one or more Name,Value pair arguments. For example, coverageAreaPlotter(bep,'DisplayName','Coverage area') sets the display name that appears in the bird's-eye-plot legend.

Examples

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Create a bird's-eye plot with an x-axis range from 0 to 90 meters and a y-axis range from –35 to 35 meters. Create a coverage area plotter that displays coverage areas in red.

bep = birdsEyePlot('XLim',[0 90],'YLim',[-35 35]);
caPlotter = coverageAreaPlotter(bep,'DisplayName','Radar coverage area','FaceColor','r');

Display a coverage area that has a 35-degree field of view and a 60-meter range. Mount the coverage area sensor 1 meter in front of the origin. Set the orientation angle of the sensor to 0 degrees.

mountPosition = [1 0];
range = 60;
orientation = 0;
fieldOfView = 35;
plotCoverageArea(caPlotter,mountPosition,range,orientation,fieldOfView);

Input Arguments

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Bird’s-eye plot, specified as a birdsEyePlot object.

Name-Value Pair Arguments

Specify optional comma-separated pairs of Name,Value arguments. Name is the argument name and Value is the corresponding value. Name must appear inside quotes. You can specify several name and value pair arguments in any order as Name1,Value1,...,NameN,ValueN.

Example: coverageAreaPlotter('FaceColor','red') sets the fill color of sensor coverage areas to red.

Plotter name to display in legend, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'DisplayName' and character vector or string scalar. If you do not specify a name, the bird's-eye plot does not display a legend entry for the plotter.

Fill color of coverage areas, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'FaceColor' and an RGB triplet, a hexadecimal color code, a color name, or a short color name.

For a custom color, specify an RGB triplet or a hexadecimal color code.

  • An RGB triplet is a three-element row vector whose elements specify the intensities of the red, green, and blue components of the color. The intensities must be in the range [0,1]; for example, [0.4 0.6 0.7].

  • A hexadecimal color code is a character vector or a string scalar that starts with a hash symbol (#) followed by three or six hexadecimal digits, which can range from 0 to F. The values are not case sensitive. Thus, the color codes '#FF8800', '#ff8800', '#F80', and '#f80' are equivalent.

Alternatively, you can specify some common colors by name. This table lists the named color options, the equivalent RGB triplets, and hexadecimal color codes.

Color NameShort NameRGB TripletHexadecimal Color CodeAppearance
'red''r'[1 0 0]'#FF0000'

'green''g'[0 1 0]'#00FF00'

'blue''b'[0 0 1]'#0000FF'

'cyan' 'c'[0 1 1]'#00FFFF'

'magenta''m'[1 0 1]'#FF00FF'

'yellow''y'[1 1 0]'#FFFF00'

'black''k'[0 0 0]'#000000'

'white''w'[1 1 1]'#FFFFFF'

'none'Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableNo color

Here are the RGB triplets and hexadecimal color codes for the default colors MATLAB® uses in many types of plots.

RGB TripletHexadecimal Color CodeAppearance
[0 0.4470 0.7410]'#0072BD'

[0.8500 0.3250 0.0980]'#D95319'

[0.9290 0.6940 0.1250]'#EDB120'

[0.4940 0.1840 0.5560]'#7E2F8E'

[0.4660 0.6740 0.1880]'#77AC30'

[0.3010 0.7450 0.9330]'#4DBEEE'

[0.6350 0.0780 0.1840]'#A2142F'

Border color of coverage areas, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'EdgeColor' and an RGB triplet, a hexadecimal color code, a color name, or a short color name.

For a custom color, specify an RGB triplet or a hexadecimal color code.

  • An RGB triplet is a three-element row vector whose elements specify the intensities of the red, green, and blue components of the color. The intensities must be in the range [0,1]; for example, [0.4 0.6 0.7].

  • A hexadecimal color code is a character vector or a string scalar that starts with a hash symbol (#) followed by three or six hexadecimal digits, which can range from 0 to F. The values are not case sensitive. Thus, the color codes '#FF8800', '#ff8800', '#F80', and '#f80' are equivalent.

Alternatively, you can specify some common colors by name. This table lists the named color options, the equivalent RGB triplets, and hexadecimal color codes.

Color NameShort NameRGB TripletHexadecimal Color CodeAppearance
'red''r'[1 0 0]'#FF0000'

'green''g'[0 1 0]'#00FF00'

'blue''b'[0 0 1]'#0000FF'

'cyan' 'c'[0 1 1]'#00FFFF'

'magenta''m'[1 0 1]'#FF00FF'

'yellow''y'[1 1 0]'#FFFF00'

'black''k'[0 0 0]'#000000'

'white''w'[1 1 1]'#FFFFFF'

'none'Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableNo color

Here are the RGB triplets and hexadecimal color codes for the default colors MATLAB uses in many types of plots.

RGB TripletHexadecimal Color CodeAppearance
[0 0.4470 0.7410]'#0072BD'

[0.8500 0.3250 0.0980]'#D95319'

[0.9290 0.6940 0.1250]'#EDB120'

[0.4940 0.1840 0.5560]'#7E2F8E'

[0.4660 0.6740 0.1880]'#77AC30'

[0.3010 0.7450 0.9330]'#4DBEEE'

[0.6350 0.0780 0.1840]'#A2142F'

Transparency of coverage areas, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'FaceAlpha' and a scalar in the range [0, 1]. A value of 0 makes the coverage area fully transparent. A value of 1 makes the coverage area fully opaque.

Tag associated with the plotter object, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'Tag' and a character vector or string scalar. The default value is 'PlotterN', where N is an integer that corresponds to the Nth plotter associated with the input birdsEyePlot object.

Output Arguments

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Coverage area plotter, returned as a CoverageAreaPlotter object. You can modify this object by changing its property values. The property names correspond to the name-value pair arguments of the coverageAreaPlotter function.

caPlotter is stored in the Plotters property of the input birdsEyePlot object, bep. To plot the coverage areas, use the plotCoverageArea function.

Introduced in R2017a