Convert local to global coordinates
gCoord = local2globalcoord(lclCoord,OPTION)
gCoord = local2globalcoord(___,localOrigin)
gCoord = local2globalcoord(___,localAxes)
the global coordinate
gCoord = local2globalcoord(
gCoord corresponding to
the local coordinate
the type of local-to-global coordinate transformation.
Local coordinates in rectangular or spherical coordinate form.
If the coordinates are in rectangular form, the column represents (X,Y,Z) in meters.
Types of coordinate transformations. Valid values are
Origin of local coordinate system.
Axes of local coordinate system.
Global coordinates in rectangular or spherical coordinate form. The origin of the global coordinate system is at [0; 0; 0]. That system’s axes are the standard unit basis vectors in three-dimensional space, [1; 0; 0], [0; 1; 0], and [0; 0; 1].
Convert from local rectangular coordinates to global rectangular coordinates. The local coordinate origin is a (1,1,1)
globalcoord = local2globalcoord([0;1;0], 'rr',[1;1;1])
globalcoord = 3×1 1 2 1
Convert local spherical coordinate to global rectangular coordinate.
globalcoord = local2globalcoord([30;45;4],'sr')
globalcoord = 3×1 2.4495 1.4142 2.8284
The azimuth angle of a vector is the angle between the x-axis and the orthogonal projection of the vector onto the xy plane. The angle is positive in going from the x axis toward the y axis. Azimuth angles lie between –180 and 180 degrees. The elevation angle is the angle between the vector and its orthogonal projection onto the xy-plane. The angle is positive when going toward the positive z-axis from the xy plane. These definitions assume the boresight direction is the positive x-axis.
The elevation angle is sometimes defined in the literature as the angle a vector makes with the positive z-axis. The MATLAB® and Phased Array System Toolbox™ products do not use this definition.
This figure illustrates the azimuth angle and elevation angle for a vector that appears as a green solid line. The coordinate system is relative to the center of a uniform linear array, whose elements appear as blue circles.
 Foley, J. D., A. van Dam, S. K. Feiner, and J. F. Hughes. Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice in C, 2nd Ed. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1995.
Usage notes and limitations:
Does not support variable-size inputs.