Accession Number : ADA183391

Title :   Development of a Prototype Multichannel Communication Network Maintenance Expert System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Yavorsky,Joseph S

PDF Url : ADA183391

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : This thesis involves the development of a small prototype microcomputer-based expert system to aid the Battalion Maintenance Officer (or staff) of a division signal battalion allocate resources when a communications node fails. This decision aid is designed to fill the gap between those automated systems designed to reroute circuits and those designed to diagnose equipment failures. The system models a multichannel network as employed by a division signal battalion. It is limited to only the multichannel equipment itself and not any other network components (patch panels, switchboards, etc.). The assumption is that troubleshooting has taken place and the system failure is due to multichannel equipment failure in an AN/TRC 145 Radio Terminal. This system is conceived as part of an integrated automated management system to aid the controlling node in managing the battlefield communications network more effectively. It is called Computer Aided Communication System Maintenance Manager (CACSMAM). CACSMAM consists of approximately 185 production rules, written using the M.1 Knowledge System Development Tool (version 2.0) by Teknowledge, Inc and requires 338K bytes of RAM on an IBM PC compatable computer running PC DOS 2.1 or higher.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *MULTICHANNEL, AUTOMATION, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, BATTLEFIELDS, FAILURE, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, MAINTENANCE, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MODELS, NETWORKS, NODES, OFFICER PERSONNEL, PANELS, SIGNALS, SWITCHBOARDS, TOOLS

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE