Accession Number : ADA192990

Title :   Expert System for Minefield Site Prediction. Phase 1.

Descriptive Note : Annual technical rept. Feb 87-Jan 88,

Corporate Author : PAR GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS CORP RESTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Dillencourt, Michael B ; Doughty, Jonathan W ; Downs, Anne L

PDF Url : ADA192990

Report Date : Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The software design of the prototype Minefield Site Prediction Expert Systems (MSPES) is described. The ultimate goal of the system is to emulate the role of a terrain analyst in predicting likely mine sites. The major components of the system are the inference system, the geographic information system, and the user interface. The inference system is driven by a goal-directed backward chaining mechanisms. The geographic information system is based on quadtrees. The user interface is menu-driven, and is based on an object-oriented graphics package. This report describes the implementation of the prototype system. It also contains recommendations for the operational system, based on an evaluation of the prototype system. Descriptions of data format conversion capabilities, a detailed description of the geographic processing algorithms, and a complete listing of the rulebase are included as appendices. Keywords: Minefield site prediction; Terrain analysis.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *MINEFIELDS, ALGORITHMS, ANALYSTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CONVERSION, DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA PROCESSING, FORMATS, GEOGRAPHY, GRAPHICS, INTERFACES, MINES(ORDNANCE), PREDICTIONS, PROCESSING, PROTOTYPES, SITES, TERRAIN, USER NEEDS, LAND MINES, POSITION(LOCATION), COMPUTER LOGIC

Subject Categories : Land Mine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE