Accession Number : ADA190481

Title :   ISA: A Prototype Intelligent Scheduling Assistant for Defense Acquisition Management.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Moran, Jerry L

PDF Url : ADA190481

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 141

Abstract : This thesis investigated the application of artificial intelligence to defense acquisition management. The goal was to demonstrate how knowledge-based methods could improve scheduling of defense acquisition programs. Objectives were: 1) to determine the kind of knowledge needed to tailor schedules; and 2) to develop a framework for using that knowledge to generate tailored schedules. Scheduling of defense acquisition programs is a difficult problem for which expert systems are an appropriate solution methodology. This thesis identified 35 characteristics of a defense acquisition program which affect the applicability, duration, and relationships of tasks required to go from receipt of a Program Management Directive to contract award. It extends the model network concept used in the Aeronautical Systems Division and the Air Force Acquisition Logistic Command of the U.S. Air Force. ISA, a prototype Intelligent Scheduling Assistant, successfully shows how knowledge used to tailor program schedules can be captured in a rule-based system. ISA uses the values of acquisition program characteristics to generate tailored schedules. The concept is applicable to any project schedule.

Descriptors :   *DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *MANAGEMENT, *SCHEDULING, *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ACQUISITION, AIR FORCE, AWARDS, CONTRACTS, METHODOLOGY, MODELS, NETWORKS, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), THESES

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE