FAAC’s SimBuilder software suite provides data-driven weapon system and countermeasure simulations for Live-Virtual-Constructive training environments: Live Air Combat Training Systems, Virtual Flight Simulators and Synthetic Battlespace. SimBuilder provides generic simulation modules for weapon subsystems included in air-to-air, surface-to-air, surface-to-surface and air-to-surface guided weapons. It also includes generic bomb, rocket, gun, chaff, flare, and jammer modules.
The unclassified data driven modules are used in combination to formulate unclassified versions of known weapons. The design provides the User with the flexibility to modify weapon parameters with their own intelligence/source information to produce simulations that can meet their performance expectations and training needs. Given high-fidelity information SimBuilder can produce high-fidelity simulation results.

SimBuilder Features
Users can create their own weapon systems or modify existing
ones for training or testing
• SimBuilder simulations are compact and high-speed, suitable
for in real-time systems and resource constrained computing
• All simulation libraries are unclassified
• Internal weapon simulation target pairings can be performed
based on available aircraft or ground sensor data
• Effects of countermeasures on weapon performance can be
added by the User
• Scoring algorithms are provided for all weapon types for a
variety of warheads
• Reentrant simulations (up to a selective number of
simultaneous weapons)
• Curved Earth effects model is provided for all weapon
• Data entry of parameters in both English and Metric units
• Lock functionality to prevent unauthorized or inadvertent
changes to the weapon database
• Aircraft trajectory files can be used as input to analyze specific
• Users can test the performance and interface to the weapon
simulation through the GUI
• Both single trajectories and Launch Zones (Launch Acceptability
Regions and Air-to-Ground Envelopes) can be generated in the
GUI for comparison and analysis
• Outputs of missile trajectory and engineering data are available
in the GUI for analysis
• All data can be plotted

Build Your Own Simulation
• SimBuilder can provide unclassified simulations based on commercially available
weapon system information that can meet most training needs
• For greater fidelity the SimBuilder suite of software is designed to work with a
Graphical User Interface that allows for modification of all weapon parameters
• Using the GUI, weapon simulation performance can be enhanced by the Customer
to match the customer’s own data
• The GUI allows the customer to create new weapons for experimentation or to
add to their existing baseline

Real Modeling of Weapon Performance
• SimBuilder uses FAAC’s core simulation engine to produce weapon flyouts in real-time
• FAAC’s core simulation engine is a 5-Degree of Freedom approach that is optimal
for environments requiring multiple real-time simulations (typically 100+ simultaneous
simulation flyouts at a training facility)
• SimBuilder uses the same core simulation engine concepts and designs that are used to
develop high-fidelity validated simulations used on US training devices

Enhanced Testing and Analysis
FAAC’s Modular Air Combat Environment (MACE)
• Fully integrates the SimBuilder libraries into a 3-D battlespace
• Complete 6-DOF aircraft flight model can be joystick controlled and can launch weapons
• Can replay recorded mission TSPI data to review weapon launches and analyze outcomes
• Can re-run SimBuilder GUI test cases for a better visual understanding of trajectory behavior
• Engagements can be recorded and replayed
• Multiple instances of MACE can be networked together in real-time

SimBuilder Components
• Graphical User Interface – Modify and Test Weapon Simulations
• Modular Air Combat Environment – Test and Replay Scenarios in 3-D environment
• SimBuilder Binary Datafile – Contains all weapon parameters, exported by the GUI to be
loaded into the real-time library
• SimBuilder Real-Time Library – Integrated into the host application, loads the datafile and executes all simulations