Radar Altimeter

Compute the distance to the ground

Sensor to compute the distance to the ground

To work properly, the ground and relevant obstacles must be marked as Actor.

Configuration parameters for Radar Altimeter

You can set these properties in your scripts with <component>.properties(<property1>=..., <property2>=...).

  • MaxRange (float, default: 30.0)

    Maximum distance to which ground is detected.If nothing is detected, return +infinity

Data fields

This sensor exports these datafields at each simulation step:

  • timestamp (float, initial value: 0.0)

    number of seconds in simulated time

  • z (float, initial value: 0.0)

    Distance to “ground”

Interface support:

Services for Radar Altimeter

  • get_properties() (blocking)

    Returns the properties of a component.

    • Return value

      a dictionary of the current component’s properties

  • get_local_data() (blocking)

    Returns the current data stored in the sensor.

    • Return value

      a dictionary of the current sensor’s data

  • set_property(prop_name, prop_val) (blocking)

    Modify one property on a component

    • Parameters

      • prop_name: the name of the property to modify (as shown the documentation)
      • prop_val: the new value of the property. Note that there is no checking about the type of the value so be careful
    • Return value


  • get_configurations() (blocking)

    Returns the configurations of a component (parsed from the properties).

    • Return value

      a dictionary of the current component’s configurations


The following examples show how to use this component in a Builder script:

from morse.builder import *

# adds a default robot (the MORSE mascott!)
robot = Morsy()

# creates a new instance of the sensor
radaraltimeter = RadarAltimeter()

# place your component at the correct location
radaraltimeter.translate(<x>, <y>, <z>)
radaraltimeter.rotate(<rx>, <ry>, <rz>)


# define one or several communication interface, like 'socket'

env = Environment('empty')

Other sources of examples

(This page has been auto-generated from MORSE module morse.sensors.radar_altimeter.)

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