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Help Needed: MATLAB/Simulink Modeling and Simulation of Aircraft Fuel Management System

Hi everyone,

I’m currently working on a challenging assignment for my Aerospace Systems Design module and could really use some help from anyone with experience in MATLAB and Simulink, especially those familiar with aircraft fuel systems.

Assignment Overview: The task involves analyzing, simulating, verifying, and validating an aircraft fuel management system (ATA 28). The goal is to model the system using MATLAB and Simulink, focusing on several key areas such as system architecture, fuel gauging, control systems, and failure management.

Key Components of the System:

  • Single fuel tank in each wing.
  • Main and standby pumps for each engine.
  • Fuel shut-off valves.
  • Cross-feed capability between tanks.
  • Ground refueling system.
  • Fuel transfer between wings.
  • Fuel gauging using capacitance probes.

What I Need Help With:

  1. Fuel Gauging Calculations:
    • Accurate methods for volumetric and mass gauging of fuel using capacitance probe data.
    • Alternate methods (e.g., pressure sensors, ultrasonic sensors) for verifying fuel quantity.
  2. GUI Development:
    • Creating an effective GUI for the pilot’s flight deck to display system information.
    • Ensuring real-time updates and interactive controls.
  3. Control Systems Implementation:
    • Implementing control logic for pumps and valves.
    • Handling system failures and maintaining balance (Center of Gravity).

Example Calculation for Reference: Here’s an example of the calculations I’m working with:

  1. Fuel Height Calculation (using capacitance probes):
    • Probe P1 (bottom, fuselage end): Wetted ratio r1=0.8r_1 = 0.8r1​=0.8, length = 0.5 meters
    • Probe P2 (bottom, wing-tip end): Wetted ratio r2=0.6r_2 = 0.6r2​=0.6, length = 0.4 meters
    • Height h1=0.4h_1 = 0.4h1​=0.4 meters, h2=0.24h_2 = 0.24h2​=0.24 meters
    • Average height havg=0.32h_{avg} = 0.32havg​=0.32 meters
  2. Volume and Mass Calculation:
    • Volume V=5 m×1 m×0.32 m=1.6 m3V = 5 \, \text{m} \times 1 \, \text{m} \times 0.32 \, \text{m} = 1.6 \, \text{m}^3V=5m×1m×0.32m=1.6m3
    • Mass m=1.6 m3×800 kg/m3=1280 kgm = 1.6 \, \text{m}^3 \times 800 \, \text{kg/m}^3 = 1280 \, \text{kg}m=1.6m3×800kg/m3=1280kg


Any guidance, sample code, or references to similar projects would be incredibly helpful. Thanks in advance for your assistance!

TL;DR: Need help with MATLAB/Simulink modeling of an aircraft fuel management system for a coursework assignment. Looking for advice on system analysis, modeling strategy, fuel gauging calculations, GUI development, and control systems implementation.

1 Comment
09:11 UTC


The question about dir function and sorting string/char arrays

Hello everyone,

I've got a question for you. While using dir function in Matlab, I needed to define my variable name which is given below:

 ListName = dir([FilePath, '/', 'VariableName*', 'Property*']);

My variable names in the file are a bit long. Thus, I am trying to search the names in two separations such as "VariableName..." and "Poperty..." using "*".

Is there a common name for such indexes to define sorting the string/character arrays?

Good day!

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Hi everyone. I'm wondering if it's possible to solve the Lyapunov equation on Matlab for a full state feedback control in order to find the stabilizing K for a linear time-varying system, and in case how? I can't find any source about this.

Thanks for the attention.

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Hey guys, I feel like I'm being stupid for having trouble with such a simple thing.

I'm making a smart lock system and testing out a PoC on simulink. As you can see in the screenshot, it will have an NFC embedded system into it. The thing is, My C block function won't read the variables as it should. I have 2 constant blocks with "100" and "101" but my diagnostic will always print "0" no matter the values I change the variable to. So yeah I'd appreciate if anyone could give me a hand <3 First time using Simulink don't judge me ;-;



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Index access problem with parfor loop

m = 1e4;
n = 1e3;

Mat = rand(m,n);
Changes = rand(m,n);
Mat_copy = Mat;

parfor idx = [1:n/2; 1+n/2:n]
  % changes some values of Mat_copy
  Mat_copy(:,idx) = Changes(:,idx);

  % some other calculations

  % changes values of Mat_copy back
  Mat_copy(:,idx) = Mat(:,idx);

This is my example code.

As a simple for loop it works, but if I switch to parfor it no longer works.

I know what the error is, but wanted to ask if anyone has an idea how I can get something like this to work in parallel anyway

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Now we have new "learning paths" that let you take those courses in small chunk at a time.

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Ps I live in the uk so something uk based would be ideal.

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Any tips for starting matlab?

I have no coding experience whatsoever. My lab only uses matlab for analyzing its primary form of data collection. I’ve tried attempting the analyses following the GUI but it makes no sense to me. I tried a guided matlab workshop to help but it confused me as well because it wasn’t using data that is meaningful to me and the functions just overwhelmed me. Idk how to overcome this as I am expected to create a “script” for my project soon. Does anyone have tips to get more familiar with it? Perhaps an online resource or workshop. I’d need it to be dumbed down as much as possible. I’ve dabbled with this every couple weeks over the last year. I get frustrated from not knowing what code or functions means and then I set it aside. I’d really like to tackle this issue head on. I appreciate any help!!

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Imagine I have a wire with a set diameter in milimeters, and I want to make this wire into a multi layer multi column coil, with a set inner radius and a set outer radius. How can I make a calculator that calculates the length of the wire used. I made a code in Scilab but it turned out wrong so I came here.

21:49 UTC


Guidance for GRBL CNC Measurement Device project

Good Morning Everyone,

First of all thank you to anyone that can provide me with guidance.

Currently working on a home project that involves the use of a customized CNC machine with a gantry that has a measurement device attached.

The basis of the MATLAB script is too:

  • Start and initialize devices (GRBL v1.1F CNC Shield V3 and four channel oscilloscope)
  • MATLAB to 'setup' both devices where GRBL homes and oscilloscope is setup
  • Begin experiment after the above tasks are completed and the "experiment" parameters are set.
  • GCODE is generated based on the algorithm, for each line of GCODE positional instructions that are sent, halt the system until the measurements from the oscilloscope are complete and saved to a csv with gcode XY coordinates.
  • Move to next position and proceed to take measurements, continue until finished.
  • Gantry moves for example for every 10 positions on X, Y moves one times. Grid plane is around 40cm x 40cm.

I have a rough working script, but I cannot fathom on how to do develop the generate GCODE, send gcode, wait for measurements, proceed section. I'm using it's a nested for loop with gcode generator being the top most loop with the measurements for loop nested?

Any guidance would be much appreciated, might be my ADHD but I cannot see the wood in the trees at the moment!

Here is my current script;

(Disclosure, the script is roughly 40% ChatGPT and the rest myself with GPT fixing my errors)

function WIP_VLC() 
[deviceObj, serialObj] = startDevices(); % Start device 
[gcodeCommands] = grblSerial(serialObj); % GRBL serial monitor 
%%positionSetup(deviceObj, serialObj, gcodeCommands); % Positioning Measurement Setup closeDevices(deviceObj, serialObj); % Close devices and delete end 

%% Initialise GRLB v1.1f & Visa device % Configure grbl and instrument settings 

function [deviceObj, serialObj] = startDevices() 
disp(['Initialising VLC Positioning Measurement \n']); 

% VISA-TCIP Settings 
% %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% 

fprintf('Initialising DS1054Z...'); 
deviceObj = visa('ni', 'TCPIP::'); 

% Set the buffer size deviceObj.InputBufferSize = 60e6; 
deviceObj.OutputBufferSize = 20e6; 

% Set the timeout value 
deviceObj.Timeout = 10; 

% Set the Byte order 
deviceObj.ByteOrder = 'littleEndian'; 

% Open the connection 

% Identify the device 
fprintf(deviceObj, '*IDN?'); 
idn = fscanf(deviceObj); 
disp(['Oscilloscope Identification: ', idn]); 

% Reset & clear the oscilloscope 

fprintf(deviceObj, '*RST'); 
fprintf(deviceObj, '*CLS'); 

% Switch four channels ON 
channels = [1, 2, 3, 4]; 
ch = channels 
fprintf(deviceObj, [':CHANNEL', num2str(ch), ':DISPLAY ON']); 

% device format setup 
fprintf(deviceObj, ':SYST:HEAD OFF'); 
% Disable the header 
fprintf(deviceObj, ':ACQ:TYPE NORM'); 
% Set the acquisition type to normal 
fprintf(deviceObj, ':ACQ:MEMD LONG'); 
% Set the number of acquisition points 
fprintf(deviceObj, ':WAV:FORM WORD'); 
% Set the waveform format to WORD 
fprintf(deviceObj, ':WAV:BYTE LSB'); 

% Set the byte order 
% Preamble 
% Get the preamble block which contains information about the waveform 

preambleBlock = query(deviceObj, ':WAV:PRE?');
% Parse the preamble block 
preambleBlock = regexp(preambleBlock, ',', 'split'); 
points = str2double(preambleBlock{3}); 
% Number of data points 
XIncrement = str2double(preambleBlock{5}); 
% Time interval between points 
XOrigin = str2double(preambleBlock{6}); 
% The start time of the waveform 
YIncrement = str2double(preambleBlock{8}); 
% Voltage increment per bit 
YOrigin = str2double(preambleBlock{9}); 
% The start voltage of the waveform 
YReference = str2double(preambleBlock{10}); 
% Reference voltage disp('DS1054Z is ready...\n'); 

% GRBL Settings 
% %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% 

fprintf('Initialising GRBL...\n'); 
%%% Checks if port is already opened %%% 
serialPort = instrfind('Port', 'COM3'); 
% Close serial port 
if ~isempty(serialPort) 
if strcmp(serialPort.Status, 'open') 
disp('Serial port COM closed.'); 

% Delete serial port object 
if ~isempty(serialPort) 

% Visa Device Parameters 
serialPort = 'COM3'; 
baudRate = 115200; 
serialObj = serial(serialPort, 'BaudRate', baudRate, 'Terminator', 'LF'); 
% Initialization 
fprintf(serialObj, '\r\n'); 

% Wait for GRBL to initialize
% Clear GRBL's buffer by reading the output 

while serialObj.BytesAvailable > 0 fscanf(serialObj); 
fprintf('GRBL is ready... \n'); 
fprintf('System initialised... \n'); 

%% GRBL Function function [gcodeCommands] = grblSerial(serialObj) 
% List of example G-code commands for testing 

gcodeCommands = { 
'G28', % Move to home position 'G92 X0 Y0 Z0',
% Set work coordinates to zero 'G0 X10 Y10 Z0', 
% Rapid move to X=10, Y=10, Z=0 'G1 X20 Y20 Z-1 F100', 
% Linear move to X=20, Y=20, Z=-1 at feed rate 100 'G0 X0', 
% Move to X=0 'G0 Y0', 
% Move to Y=0 'G0 Z0', 
% Move to Z=0 'F200', 
% Set feed rate to 200 mm/min '?', 
% Status report '$$', 
% List GRBL settings 'M3 S1000', 
% Turn on spindle clockwise at 1000 RPM 'M5', 
% Turn off spindle 'M8', 
% Turn on coolant 'M9', 
% Turn off coolant 'G1 X10 Y0', 
% Move to X=10 'G1 X10 Y10', 
% Move to Y=10 'G1 X0 Y10', 
% Move to X=0 'G1 X0 Y0' 
% Move to starting position }; 
% Function to check limit status function checkLimits(s) fprintf(s, '$$'); 
% Send command to list GRBL settings 

if s.BytesAvailable > 0 
response = fscanf(s); 
disp('Current GRBL settings including limit settings:'); 

% Main interactive loop for sending G-code commands 
while true 
% Prompt the user for a G-code command gcodeCommand = input(['Enter G-code command (' ... '"test" to run test commands, ' ... '"limits" to check limits, ' ... '"exit" to quit)' ... 'Command: '], 's'); 

% Exit the loop if the user types "exit" 
if strcmpi(gcodeCommand, 'exit') 

% Run predefined test commands if the user types "test"
if strcmpi(gcodeCommand, 'test') 
for i = 1:length(gcodeCommands) 
fprintf(serialObj, '%s\n', gcodeCommands{i}); 

% Give some time for GRBL to process the command 
% Read and display the response from GRBL 

while serialObj.BytesAvailable > 0 
response = fscanf(serialObj); 
disp(['GRBL: ', response]);

% Check limit status if the user types "limits" 
elseif strcmpi(gcodeCommand, 'limits') checkLimits(serialObj); 

% Send the user-entered G-code command to GRBL 
fprintf(serialObj, '%s\n', gcodeCommand); 

% Give some time for GRBL to process the command 
% Read and display the response from GRBL 

while serialObj.BytesAvailable > 0 
response = fscanf(serialObj); 
disp(['GRBL: ', response]); 

%% Experiment/Measurement Parameters 
% function positionSetup(deviceObj, serialObj, gcodeCommands) 
% end

%% Close, delete and clear Objects 
function closeDevices(deviceObj, serialObj) 
clear deviceObj; 
fprintf('deviceObj deleted... \n'); 

clear serialObj; 
fprintf('serialObj deleted... \n'); 

%% Useful Commands % fprintf(deviceObj, ':CHANNEL2:DISPLAY OFF');
10:02 UTC


Help installing program

I am new to MatLab can someone please help me install https://github.com/ZurichNCH/Automatic-High-Frequency-Oscillation-Detector I’ve been trying to understand how for an extremely long time. Could you please give detailed instructions?

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Building a Participant Study GUI in MATLAB

Hello everyone,

I'm fairly new to MATLAB and haven't really used it for participant study before. I'm working on an audio perception experiment and wanted to build a GUI where participants would be able to listen to different audio clips and give them a specific rating. I would ideally like the responses by the participants to be anonymous.

In terms of execution, I'm planning on building a web app that could allow all participants to easily access the study. Could you suggest me some resources or guides I should take a look at for that?

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We are currently trying to find code that would help with communication between MATLAB and the skin conductance software, BIOPAC or AcqKnowledge. More specifically, we want to create code on MATLAB that will let our computer handling BIOPAC know when certain events happen. That way, we can look back on data and pay attention to skin conductance levels when important events happened in the MATLAB-coded tasks. Is anyone aware of what this code might look like?

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How can i make this?

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Parameter optimisation with globalsearch (fmincon)

Hello everybody,

Im trying to optimise some parameters with the globalsearch fmincon algorithm. The equation is basicly x1**p1+x2**p2+... +x25*p25 = y

x and y are 31842x1 matrixes.

The overall goal is to eventually use less than 25 data sets to get the same y. The sum of the parameters is 1. Y was calculated with previously determined factors p, to proof the algorithm works i want the optimization to reach the same p's previously determined to show the algorithm works. With the constraint that the sum of the parameters is 1, the individual parameters differ greatly from my desired value. If i lift the constrain that the sum of parameters is 1, the parameters match, but the overall sum is 1.002. Ive tried to see what happens if i set sum p <1.001 but then the parameters still greatly differ.

This is my code:

num_parameters = 25;
A = ones(1,num_parameters);
b = 1; x0 = ones(num_parameters, 1)/num_parameters;
rng default % For reproducibility
gs = GlobalSearch; Gleichung = @(p) rmse(zwva7 * p,BSW_Probandenreihe);
opts = optimoptions('fmincon','Display','iter','StepTolerance',1e-75,'MaxFunctionEvaluations',5e+06,MaxIterations=40e+02,ConstraintTolerance=0.001,Algorithm='active-set');
problem = createOptimProblem('fmincon','x0',x0,'objective',Gleichung,'lb',lb,'ub',ub,'Aeq',A,'beq',b,'options',opts);
[p_opt,fval] = run(gs,problem)

Any ideas how i can come closer to my desired outcome? The stop code is fmincon stopped because the size of the current step is less than the value of the step size tolerance and constraints are satisfied to within the value of the constraint tolerance.,

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It's an image from old University manual and I have to resolve a certain application based on it.

I have to write an Matlab script to plot this graph. It's purpose is to simulate the graph's behavior logically, not just drawing the lines through xline/yline.

As example I am aware that plotting this will show incorrect results:

D1 = 0.04;   D2 = 0.05;   D3 = 0.06; 

L_Al = 0.1095;
xNod = 0.0547;

x = 0 : 0.003: L_Al;
y1 = D1 * x;  y2 = D2 * x; y3 = D3 * x; 
plot(x, y1, x, y2, x, y3), axis([0 0.12 0.0 0.65])

I need to plot every value (D1, D2, D3) going constant from point ( X: 0 Y: 0.04/0.05/0.06 ) until they reach xNod value ( X: 0.0547 Y: 0.06) then /2 * 0.867 (it divides in half then it's being reduced to 86.7% of it's size) and then going constant until reaching L_Al = 0.1095 on X axis, so the result should be similar to what image above shows. Any suggestions on how it can be done?

Thank you in advance.

PS : I am new here, sorry if I am posting unrelevant question, I just really need help with that.

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According to attached image from a research paper, I wish to plot the graph where the x axis is displayed as such. I have a graph where the x axis is in the linear scale and I am confused as to how to adjust the scale from interval to interval. Guidance would be appreciated.


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07:29 UTC


A* Code Review Request: function is slow

Just posted this on Code Reviewer down here (contains entirety of the function and more details):

performance - Working on Bi-Directional A* function in Matlab, want to speed it up - Code Review Stack Exchange

Currently it takes a significant amount of time (5+ minutes) to compute a path that includes 1000 nodes, as my environment gets more complex and more nodes are added to the environment the slower the function becomes. Since my last post asking a similar question, I have changed to a bi-directional approach, and changed to 2 MiniHeaps (1 for each direction). Wanted to see if anyone had any ideas on how to improve the speed of the function or if there were any glaring issues.

function [path, totalCost, totalDistance, totalTime, totalRE, nodeId] = AStarPathTD(nodes, adjacencyMatrix3D, heuristicMatrix, start, goal, Kd, Kt, Ke, cost_calc, buildingPositions, buildingSizes, r, smooth)
    % Find index of start and goal nodes
    [~, startIndex] = min(pdist2(nodes, start));
    [~, goalIndex] = min(pdist2(nodes, goal));

    if ~smooth
        connectedToStart = find(adjacencyMatrix3D(startIndex,:,1) < inf & adjacencyMatrix3D(startIndex,:,1) > 0); %getConnectedNodes(startIndex, nodes, adjacencyMatrix3D, r, buildingPositions, buildingSizes);
        connectedToEnd = find(adjacencyMatrix3D(goalIndex,:,1) < inf & adjacencyMatrix3D(goalIndex,:,1) > 0); %getConnectedNodes(goalIndex, nodes, adjacencyMatrix3D, r, buildingPositions, buildingSizes);
        if isempty(connectedToStart) || isempty(connectedToEnd)
            if isempty(connectedToEnd) && isempty(connectedToStart)
                nodeId = [startIndex; goalIndex];
            elseif isempty(connectedToEnd) && ~isempty(connectedToStart)
                nodeId = goalIndex;
            elseif isempty(connectedToStart) && ~isempty(connectedToEnd)
                nodeId = startIndex;
            path = [];
            totalCost = [];
            totalDistance = [];
            totalTime = [];
            totalRE = [];

    % Bidirectional search setup
    openSetF = MinHeap(); % From start
    openSetB = MinHeap(); % From goal
    openSetF = insert(openSetF, startIndex, 0);
    openSetB = insert(openSetB, goalIndex, 0);

    numNodes = size(nodes, 1);
    LARGENUMBER = 10e10;
    gScoreF = LARGENUMBER * ones(numNodes, 1); % Future cost from start
    gScoreB = LARGENUMBER * ones(numNodes, 1); % Future cost from goal
    fScoreF = LARGENUMBER * ones(numNodes, 1); % Total cost from start
    fScoreB = LARGENUMBER * ones(numNodes, 1); % Total cost from goal
    gScoreF(startIndex) = 0;
    gScoreB(goalIndex) = 0;
    cameFromF = cell(numNodes, 1); % Path tracking from start
    cameFromB = cell(numNodes, 1); % Path tracking from goal

    % Early exit flag
    isPathFound = false;
    meetingPoint = -1;
    %pre pre computing costs
    heuristicCosts = arrayfun(@(row) calculateCost(heuristicMatrix(row,1), heuristicMatrix(row,2), heuristicMatrix(row,3), Kd, Kt, Ke, cost_calc), 1:size(heuristicMatrix,1));
    costMatrix = inf(numNodes, numNodes);
    for i = 1:numNodes
        for j = i +1: numNodes
            if adjacencyMatrix3D(i,j,1) < inf
                costMatrix(i,j) = calculateCost(adjacencyMatrix3D(i,j,1), adjacencyMatrix3D(i,j,2), adjacencyMatrix3D(i,j,3), Kd, Kt, Ke, cost_calc);
                costMatrix(j,i) = costMatrix(i,j);
    costMatrix = sparse(costMatrix);

    %initial costs
    fScoreF(startIndex) = heuristicCosts(startIndex);
    fScoreB(goalIndex) = heuristicCosts(goalIndex);
    %KD Tree
    kdtree = KDTreeSearcher(nodes);

    % Main loop
    while ~isEmpty(openSetF) && ~isEmpty(openSetB)
        % Forward search
        [openSetF, currentF] = extractMin(openSetF);
        if isfinite(fScoreF(currentF)) && isfinite(fScoreB(currentF))
            if fScoreF(currentF) + fScoreB(currentF) < LARGENUMBER % Possible meeting point
                isPathFound = true;
                meetingPoint = currentF;
        % Process neighbors in parallel
        neighborsF = find(adjacencyMatrix3D(currentF, :, 1) < inf & adjacencyMatrix3D(currentF, :, 1) > 0);
        tentative_gScoresF = inf(1, numel(neighborsF));
        tentativeFScoreF = inf(1, numel(neighborsF));
        validNeighborsF = false(1, numel(neighborsF));
        gScoreFCurrent = gScoreF(currentF);
        parfor i = 1:numel(neighborsF)
            neighbor = neighborsF(i);
            tentative_gScoresF(i) = gScoreFCurrent +  costMatrix(currentF, neighbor);
            if  ~isinf(tentative_gScoresF(i))
                validNeighborsF(i) = true;   
                tentativeFScoreF(i) = tentative_gScoresF(i) +  heuristicCosts(neighbor);

        for i = find(validNeighborsF)
            neighbor = neighborsF(i);
            tentative_gScore = tentative_gScoresF(i);
            if tentative_gScore < gScoreF(neighbor)
                cameFromF{neighbor} = currentF;
                gScoreF(neighbor) = tentative_gScore;
                fScoreF(neighbor) = tentativeFScoreF(i);
                openSetF = insert(openSetF, neighbor, fScoreF(neighbor));
% Backward search

% Backward search
        [openSetB, currentB] = extractMin(openSetB);
        if isfinite(fScoreF(currentB)) && isfinite(fScoreB(currentB))
            if fScoreF(currentB) + fScoreB(currentB) < LARGENUMBER % Possible meeting point
                isPathFound = true;
                meetingPoint = currentB;
        % Process neighbors in parallel
        neighborsB = find(adjacencyMatrix3D(currentB, :, 1) < inf & adjacencyMatrix3D(currentB, :, 1) > 0);
        tentative_gScoresB = inf(1, numel(neighborsB));
        tentativeFScoreB = inf(1, numel(neighborsB));
        validNeighborsB = false(1, numel(neighborsB));
        gScoreBCurrent = gScoreB(currentB);
        parfor i = 1:numel(neighborsB)
            neighbor = neighborsB(i);
            tentative_gScoresB(i) = gScoreBCurrent + costMatrix(currentB, neighbor);
            if ~isinf(tentative_gScoresB(i))
                validNeighborsB(i) = true;
                tentativeFScoreB(i) = tentative_gScoresB(i) + heuristicCosts(neighbor)
        for i = find(validNeighborsB)
            neighbor = neighborsB(i);
            tentative_gScore = tentative_gScoresB(i);
            if tentative_gScore < gScoreB(neighbor)
                cameFromB{neighbor} = currentB;
                gScoreB(neighbor) = tentative_gScore;
                fScoreB(neighbor) = tentativeFScoreB(i);
                openSetB = insert(openSetB, neighbor, fScoreB(neighbor));


    if isPathFound
        pathF = reconstructPath(cameFromF, meetingPoint, nodes);
        pathB = reconstructPath(cameFromB, meetingPoint, nodes);
        pathB = flipud(pathB);
        path = [pathF; pathB(2:end, :)]; % Concatenate paths
        totalCost = fScoreF(meetingPoint) + fScoreB(meetingPoint);
        pathIndices = knnsearch(kdtree, path, 'K', 1);
        totalDistance = 0;
        totalTime = 0;
        totalRE = 0;
        for i = 1:(numel(pathIndices) - 1)
            idx1 = pathIndices(i);
            idx2 = pathIndices(i+1);
            totalDistance = totalDistance + adjacencyMatrix3D(idx1, idx2, 1);
            totalTime = totalTime + adjacencyMatrix3D(idx1, idx2, 2);
            totalRE = totalRE + adjacencyMatrix3D(idx1, idx2, 3);

        nodeId = [];
        path = [];
        totalCost = [];
        totalDistance = [];
        totalTime = [];
        totalRE = [];
        nodeId = [currentF; currentB];

function path = reconstructPath(cameFrom, current, nodes)
    path = current;
    while ~isempty(cameFrom{current})
        current = cameFrom{current};
        path = [current; path];
    path = nodes(path, :);

function [cost] = calculateCost(RD,RT,RE, Kt,Kd,Ke,cost_calc)       
    % Time distance and energy cost equation constants can be modified on needs
            if cost_calc == 1
            cost = RD/Kd; % weighted cost function
            elseif cost_calc == 2
                cost = RT/Kt;
            elseif cost_calc == 3
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            elseif cost_calc == 4
                cost = RD/Kd + RT/Kt;
            elseif cost_calc == 5
                cost = RD/Kd +  RE/Ke;
            elseif cost_calc == 6
                cost =  RT/Kt + RE/Ke;
            elseif cost_calc == 7
                cost = RD/Kd + RT/Kt + RE/Ke;
            elseif cost_calc == 8
                cost =  3*(RD/Kd) + 4*(RT/Kt) ;
            elseif cost_calc == 9
                cost =  3*(RD/Kd) + 5*(RE/Ke);
            elseif cost_calc == 10
                cost =  4*(RT/Kt) + 5*(RE/Ke);
            elseif cost_calc == 11
                cost =  3*(RD/Kd) + 4*(RT/Kt) + 5*(RE/Ke);
            elseif cost_calc == 12
                cost =  4*(RD/Kd) + 5*(RT/Kt) ;
            elseif cost_calc == 13
                cost =  4*(RD/Kd) + 3*(RE/Ke);
            elseif cost_calc == 14
                cost =  5*(RT/Kt) + 3*(RE/Ke);
            elseif cost_calc == 15
                cost =  4*(RD/Kd) + 5*(RT/Kt) + 3*(RE/Ke);
            elseif cost_calc == 16
                cost =  5*(RD/Kd) + 3*(RT/Kt) ;
            elseif cost_calc == 17
                cost =  5*(RD/Kd) + 4*(RE/Ke);
            elseif cost_calc == 18
                cost =  3*(RT/Kt) + 4*(RE/Ke);
            elseif cost_calc == 19
                cost =  5*(RD/Kd) + 3*(RT/Kt) + 4*(RE/Ke);

Update 1:  main bottleneck is the parfor loop for neighborsF and neighborsB, I have updated the code form the original post; for a basic I idea of how the code works is that the A* function is inside of a for loop to record the cost, distance, time, RE, and path of various cost function weights.
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