Volumetrics: Exploring the Latest in Spatial Analysis
For an in-depth discussion and a chance to get hands-on with this new tool, join our STK 11 Virtual Training – Volumetrics on February 10 at 11:00AM EST. STK 11.0 introduces the first release of Volumetrics, which defines custom 3D volumetric grids in any coordinate system, and applies spatial calculations to that grid. STK users can solve a whole new variety of problems, regardless of their application area. Volumetrics can be applied to such diverse problems as aircraft body masking, RF & Jamming, Space Environment, Launch Window and space surveillance.
Volumetrics, which has been in development for several years, is the result of multiple feature requests from customers looking for various aspects of 3D analysis and visualization inside of STK. However, each of the requests had a particular use case in mind, which had its own unique and sometimes competing requirements. One of the biggest challenges was to make the tool flexible enough for all users, while addressing each of the use cases with minimal user effort. The solution is a combination of the Analysis Workbench (AWB) and Coverage modules. Introduced with STK 10.0, AWB allows users to build custom geometric, temporal and logical operations through a graphical user interface to extend STK’s modeling and analysis. AWB has three major tools, each of which is a fundamental building block of the entire STK framework:
- Vector Geometry Tool – Used to build custom vectors, points, angles, planes, axes, and coordinate systems
- Time Tool – Manage any time instance, interval, or interval collection as a named entity for use in STK
- Calculation Tool – Combine STK data with algebraic, functional, and calculus operations