Tutorials and Documentation¶
Now that you have downloaded, compiled, and tested Tudat, you can start setting up your own applications. At present, we have three interfaces for Tudat:
- JSON files
The C++ interface allows you access to the full functionality of Tudat, but requires all input to be defined as C++ code. Using the JSON/Matlab interface, you are able to use majority of numerical state propagation features of Tudat, although the ability to define thrust or aerodynamic guidance is limited. Note that the JSON/Matlab interface are new as of the time of writing (finalized early October 2017), and the majority of documentation and examples relate to the C++ interface.
To use the C++ interface we recommend to start going through the Getting Started with Tudat pages, since these contain essential information on C++. Once you feel confortable, we advise you to look at the Application Walkthroughs, which systematically explain some of the example applications included in the Tudat Bundle. These are very helpful to understand the interaction between the Tudat libraries and how a simulation is properly set up. Next, the Tudat Libraries pages discuss the details behind a number of Tudat libraries common in most simulations.
The final two pages, JSON Interface pages, and MATLAB Interface pages, discuss in detail the manner in which you can perform numerical orbit propagation _without_ directly being exposed to the C++ interface.