I'm a former (reformed?) "scope dope", a USAF GCI operator for ten years, from 1973-1983. I actually had the privilege of participating in the E-3A AWACS acceptance test in the Nevada Test Range. I was on the "bad guy" side. We were the first in a long line of competitors to be humiliated, I'm happy to say.
I hope your sim project .is still moving forward. If so, I would be glad to help you with English, terminology, or historical context, if you like