Accession Number : ADA271543

Title :   NPSNET: A Graphical Based Expert System to Model P-3 Aircraft Interaction with Submarines and Ships.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis Jul 91-Jun 93,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Schmidt, Dennis A.

Report Date : JUN 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : The Computer Science Department at Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California has developed a low-cost battlespace simulation system, known as NPSNET, to work on commercially available Silicon Graphics IRIS workstations. Initial work on NPSNET has concentrated primarily on ground-based forces with only limited work focusing on naval or maritime air forces. With the present movement of the military towards totally integrated joint force operations, there exists a need to expand existing modeling and simulation programs to include all aspects of military operations. This thesis takes a step in that direction by incorporating naval maritime air units into NPSNET, expanding its capability to include naval and Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) units. This work focuses on several areas of research, including modeling of the P-3 aircraft, aircraft motion control, aircraft ordnance ballistics modeling, interstation networking using the Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) protocol and development of an expert system to autonomously control aircraft behavior. Graphics, P-3, Expert systems, Torpedo ballistics, Sonobuoy ballistics, CLIPS.

Descriptors :   *ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE, *EXPERT SYSTEMS, *PATROL AIRCRAFT, AIR FORCE, AIRCRAFT, BALLISTICS, BEHAVIOR, CALIFORNIA, COMPUTERS, CONTROL, COSTS, FOCUSING, GRAPHICS, GROUND BASED, IRIS, LOW COSTS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MOTION, OPERATION, ORDNANCE, SCHOOLS, SILICON, SIMULATION, THESES, TORPEDOES, WARFARE, WORK, SONOBUOYS.

Subject Categories : Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE