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interpolate

Interpolate path based on propagator step size

Description

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interpolate(pathObj) evaluates the path based on the ControlStepSize property of pathObj, and adds all intermediate points to the path.

Examples

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Create a navPath object based on multiple waypoints in a Dubins space.

dubinsSpace = stateSpaceDubins([0 25; 0 25; -pi pi])
dubinsSpace = 
  stateSpaceDubins with properties:

   SE2 Properties
                 Name: 'SE2 Dubins'
          StateBounds: [3×2 double]
    NumStateVariables: 3

   Dubins Vehicle Properties
     MinTurningRadius: 1

pathobj = navPath(dubinsSpace)
pathobj = 
  navPath with properties:

    StateSpace: [1×1 stateSpaceDubins]
        States: [0×3 double]
     NumStates: 0

waypoints = [...
    8 10 pi/2;
    10 12 pi/4;
    12 17 pi/2;
    11 10 -pi];
append(pathobj, waypoints);

Interpolate that path so that it contains exactly 250 points.

interpolate(pathobj, 250)

Visualize the interpolated path and the original waypoints.

figure;
grid on;
axis equal;
hold on;
plot(pathobj.States(:,1), pathobj.States(:,2), ".b");
plot(waypoints(:,1), waypoints(:,2), "*r", "MarkerSize", 10)

Calculate length of path.

len = pathLength(pathobj);
disp("Path length = " + num2str(len))
Path length = 19.37

Input Arguments

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Control path, specified as a navPathControl object.

Data Types: double

Introduced in R2021b