Accession Number : ADA231593

Title :   Qualitative Process Discovery.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jan 88-Dec 90,

Corporate Author : THINKALONG SOFTWARE INC BROWNSVILLE CA

Personal Author(s) : Park, Jack ; Wood, Dan

Report Date : JAN 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : This report addresses the topic of discovery systems as applied to manufacturing. An architecture and philosophy are introduced and defined irrespective of any manufacturing application and contrasted with existing philosophies. Further definition is presented with a discussion of autoclave curing as a specific material processing application. The application attempts to illustrate the research objective regarding discovery systems - to develop intelligent systems which enable autonomous behavior, e.g., control path generation based on real-time product feedback. As applied to material processing, qualitative process discovery is predicted on a product-directed philosophy which inherently emphasizes product quality. Finally, the application presented involves various issues associated with discovery systems as influenced by material, product, process, and/or industry constraints.

Descriptors :   BEHAVIOR, CONTROL, FEEDBACK, INDUSTRIES, MANUFACTURING, MATERIALS, PATHS, PROCESSING, PRODUCTION CONTROL, QUALITY, REAL TIME, SELF OPERATION.

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE