Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY
The Griffiss Airport scene is a 3D environment of the Griffiss Airport in Rome, New York. The scene is rendered with Unreal Engine®.
This scene is available only in the Aerospace Blockset™ Interface for Unreal Engine Projects support package. After installing this support package, follow these steps to use the scene:
Add a Simulation 3D Scene Configuration block to your Simulink® model.
In the Block Parameters dialog box, set the Scene source parameter to
Set the Project parameter to your project file.
Click the Open Unreal Editor button.
In the Unreal® Editor, load the Griffiss Airport map by double-clicking MathWorksAerospaceContent Content > Maps > GriffissAirport.
The Griffiss Airport scene coordinate directions align with positive X pointing North and positive Y pointing East. Blocks in the Aerospace Simulation 3D library require dimensions in meters. For convenience, this section also provides dimensions in feet.
This table provides the relevant dimensions for runway 15/33.
The entire scene dimension is [-2122.57, -5544.71, 132.01] to [5732.00, 2623.05, 323.99] m.
|Location||Runway 15||Runway 33|
|Elevation||504 ft/153.6 m||498 ft/151.8 m|
|Runway heading||147 degrees magnetic, 134 degrees true||327 degrees magnetic, 314 degrees true|
|Visual slope indicator||4-light PAPI on left (3.00° glide path)|
|Approach lights||Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights (MALSR): 1400 ft/426.72 m medium intensity|
Runway 33 Touchdown Point
The runway 33 touchdown point is [200.1, -194.7, 147.4] m.
Runway 15 Touchdown Point
The runway 15 touchdown point is [2663.36, -2741.67, 149.52] m.
The primary lights of the airport use Niagara particle lighting:
Runway threshold lights
Runway edge lights
Taxiway edge lights
Precision approach path indicator (PAPI) lights
All Niagara light coding and settings, except those in the level blueprint are located in the Environment > GriffissAssets > Niagara folder.
|Light||Mesh Object Name in Scene|
Precision approach path indicator (PAPI)
Runway 33 uses the precision approach path indicator (PAPI) lights, which are always on and guide aircraft during landing. The Griffiss Airport map does not contain static mesh models for the PAPI lights to the left of the touchdown point on runway 33.
For more information on how turn on and off the lights for the runway, taxiway, threshold, and MALSR, see Turn Airport Lights On and Off.
Runway Threshold Lights
The runway threshold lights are at each end of the runway where the landing area begins. The map embeds these lights in the pavement so they are visible to approaching aircraft at night. The Griffiss Airport map models these lights with Niagara particle lights.
The Griffiss Airport map runway threshold lights change color depending on the direction
in which you view them. The lighting color change is coded in the material function
On approach to landing:
The lights at the threshold at the beginning of the runway are green.
The lights at the threshold at the end of the runway are red.
PAPI lights help pilots keep their aircraft on a recommended glide slope for the runway. The Griffiss Airport map models the PAPI lights using Niagara particle lights. PAPI lights are always on.
The Griffiss Airport map sets the PAPI lights to a glide slope of three degrees.
When an aircraft is on the glide slope:
The two outer lights (farthest from the runway edge) are white.
The two inner lights are red.
When an aircraft is above the glide slope, the three or four outer lights are white.
When an aircraft is below the glide slope, the three or four inner lights are red.
To set the angle of each of the four lights individually, see the material function
Set the actual light angles, light intensity factors, and other light parameters in these eight material instances:
The Aerospace Blockset Interface for Unreal Engine Projects support package is required to use this scene. You can also modify this scene.
For more details on customizing scenes, see Customize 3D Scenes for Aerospace Blockset Simulations.
Introduced in R2022b