Calculates a coverage contour profile for a beam transmitted from a satellite to a target location on Earth.

Namespace: Zeptomoby.OrbitTools.Track
Assembly: Zeptomoby.OrbitTools.Track (in Zeptomoby.OrbitTools.Track.dll) Version: (


public static List<Geo> CoverageContour(
	this Satellite sat,
	DateTime utc,
	Site beamTarget,
	IBeamProfile beamProfile,
	int numPoints,
	bool closedPath,
	double kmLoft
Visual Basic
<ExtensionAttribute> _
Public Shared Function CoverageContour ( _
	sat As Satellite, _
	utc As DateTime, _
	beamTarget As Site, _
	beamProfile As IBeamProfile, _
	numPoints As Integer, _
	closedPath As Boolean, _
	kmLoft As Double _
) As List(Of Geo)
Visual C++
static List<Geo^>^ CoverageContour(
	Satellite^ sat, 
	DateTime utc, 
	Site^ beamTarget, 
	IBeamProfile^ beamProfile, 
	int numPoints, 
	bool closedPath, 
	double kmLoft


Type: Satellite
The satellite that is the beam source.
Type: System..::..DateTime
Time of calculation (UTC).
Type: Site
The beam "boresight" target location.
Type: Zeptomoby.OrbitTools.Track..::..IBeamProfile
Describes the cross sectional shape of the beam.
Type: System..::..Int32
The number of contour points to calculate.
Type: System..::..Boolean
If true, a list of points that describe a closed path is returned, even if the beam does not fully intersect the ellipsoid model.
Type: System..::..Double
The height of the set of points above the earth ellipsoid model, in kilometers.

Return Value

A list of geodetic points that describe the intersection of a transmission beam and an earth ellipsoid model.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type Satellite. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see or .

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