public class ContinuousOutputModel extends Object implements StepHandler, Serializable
This class act as a step handler from the integrator point of
view. It is called iteratively during the integration process and
stores a copy of all steps information in a sorted collection for
later use. Once the integration process is over, the user can use
getInterpolatedState to retrieve this
information at any time. It is important to wait for the
integration to be over before attempting to call
setInterpolatedTime because some internal
variables are set only once the last step has been handled.
This is useful for example if the main loop of the user application should remain independent from the integration process or if one needs to mimic the behaviour of an analytical model despite a numerical model is used (i.e. one needs the ability to get the model value at any time or to navigate through the data).
If problem modeling is done with several separate integration phases for contiguous intervals, the same ContinuousOutputModel can be used as step handler for all integration phases as long as they are performed in order and in the same direction. As an example, one can extrapolate the trajectory of a satellite with one model (i.e. one set of differential equations) up to the beginning of a maneuver, use another more complex model including thrusters modeling and accurate attitude control during the maneuver, and revert to the first model after the end of the maneuver. If the same continuous output model handles the steps of all integration phases, the user do not need to bother when the maneuver begins or ends, he has all the data available in a transparent manner.
An important feature of this class is that it implements the
Serializable interface. This means that the result of
an integration can be serialized and reused later (if stored into a
persistent medium like a filesystem or a database) or elsewhere (if
sent to another application). Only the result of the integration is
stored, there is no reference to the integrated problem by
One should be aware that the amount of data stored in a
ContinuousOutputModel instance can be important if the state vector
is large, if the integration interval is long or if the steps are
small (which can result from small tolerance settings in
step size integrators).
|Constructor and Description|
|Modifier and Type||Method and Description|
Append another model at the end of the instance.
Get the final integration time.
Get the initial integration time.
Get the state vector of the interpolated point.
Get the time of the interpolated point.
Handle the last accepted step.
Initialize step handler at the start of an ODE integration.
Set the time of the interpolated point.
public void append(ContinuousOutputModel model) throws MathIllegalArgumentException
model- model to add at the end of the instance
MathIllegalArgumentException- if the model to append is not compatible with the instance (dimension of the state vector, propagation direction, hole between the dates)
public void init(double t0, double y0, double t)
This method is called once at the start of the integration. It may be used by the step handler to initialize some internal data if needed.
public void handleStep(StepInterpolator interpolator, boolean isLast)
public double getInitialTime()
public double getFinalTime()
public double getInterpolatedTime()
setInterpolatedTime(double)has not been called, it returns the final integration time.
public void setInterpolatedTime(double time)
This method should not be called before the integration is over because some internal variables are set only once the last step has been handled.
Setting the time outside of the integration interval is now allowed (it was not allowed up to version 5.9 of Mantissa), but should be used with care since the accuracy of the interpolator will probably be very poor far from this interval. This allowance has been added to simplify implementation of search algorithms near the interval endpoints.
time- time of the interpolated point
public double getInterpolatedState()
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