Accession Number : ADA190573

Title :   Structure for a Knowledge-Based System to Estimate Soviet Tactics in the Airland Battle.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Fletcher, Anne M

PDF Url : ADA190573

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis was to build a prototype decision aid that can use knowledge about Soviet military doctrine and tactics to infer when, where and how the Soviet Army plans to attack NATO defenses given intelligence data about Soviet (Red) military units, terrain data, and the positions of the NATO (Blue) defenses. This study raises issues that must be resolved before such a decision aid, which is part of the Rapid Application of Air Power concept, can become operational. This study first examines the need to shorten the C2 decision cycle in order for the ATOC staff to keep pace with the tempo of modern warfare. The Rapid application of Air Power is a concept that includes automating various steps in the decision cycle to allow air power to be applied proactively to stop Soviet forces before they obtain critical objectives. This study presents a structure for automating the second step in the decision cycle, assessing and clarifying the situation, through a knowledge-based decision aid for interpreting intelligence data from the perspective of Soviet (Red) doctrine and estimating future Red tactical objectives and maneuvers. Keywords: Theses; Computer applications; Data management; Artificial intelligence; Decision theory.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *MILITARY TACTICS, *MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, AIR POWER, ARMY PLANNING, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ATTACK, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, CYCLES, DATA MANAGEMENT, DECISION MAKING, DECISION THEORY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, NATO, PROTOTYPES, TERRAIN, THESES, USSR, WARFARE, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE