Accession Number : ADA137995

Title :   A Target Prioritization Aid Using Artificial Intelligence.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis. Jun 82-Dec 83,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Davis,J M

PDF Url : ADA137995

Report Date : 06 Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : An existing support aid for tactical offensive counterair targeting (the Target Prioritization Aid or TPA) is converted from an Operations Research structure to an Artificial Intelligence structure. The TPA was too limited in both its construct and its ability to support the tactical targeter. Requirements were generated that stressed ease of understanding, simplicity, and more human-like decision making. A general design was developed that addressed most of the requirements while keeping the basic functions of the TPA. Only one area, the inference engine, was designed in detailed and implemented. The other areas were represented by a skeleton system that provided a operating structure for testing purposes. This testing indicated that the rule-based production system developed in this thesis effort showed the capability of effectively replacing the TPA in all functional areas. In addition, its simplicity and growth potential make it easy to understand and improve.

Descriptors :   *Linear programming, Artificial intelligence, Targeting, Decision making, Computer applications, Theses

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE