The ZAP system provides high-speed missile simulations with limited use of control and guidance system resources. ZAP relies on faster-than-real-time 5-DOF embedded weapon simulations to determine trajectory parameters. The ZAP trajectory simulations match the manufacturer’s engineering 6-DOF reference simulations. This results in highly accurate missile system display information over the entire flight envelope. ZAP provides reliable shoot cue information and allows a meaningful allowable steering error to be displayed. After launch, ZAP computes the current time to impact using actual tracked target maneuvers and continually assesses the shot quality and provides indication of predicted end game success. The result of this technology is an accurate missile guidance envelope that provides a more comprehensive view of flight envelope information than a traditional missile control system. Simply put, the ZAP system provides the pilot with the best possible target and envelope information for missile guidance, improving air combat outcomes compared with a non-simulation based missile guidance system.
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FAAC’s Zone Acquisition Process (ZAP) software provides high-speed missile simulations capable of running much faster than real-time with limited resources.