Accession Number : ADA303699

Title :   A Decision Support System for Naval Aviation Mishap Investigation and Reporting.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Emde, Charles E.

PDF Url : ADA303699

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : This thesis discusses the implementation of a prototype of a decision support system (DSS) for aviation mishap reporting. The Naval Aviation Safety Program, as defined by OPNAVINST 3750.6Q is a complete reference for the reporting requirements for naval aviation mishap reporting, and this thesis augments the reporting requirements by defining a mishap investigation heuristic in the form of a logical model. This model directly addresses problems an investigator may encounter in the course of a mishap investigation such as logical omissions and incomplete deduction or investigation. Typically, mishap investigators are faced with numerous, unorganized pieces of evidence which develop into a complex web of interrelationships which recreate the events which caused the mishap. Our model suggests a process which organizes evidence and cause factors, and then we automate the model in a decision support prototype. The system also addresses the "administrative overhead" of a mishap by outlining the architecture of a complete system providing facilities for initial and final mishap reporting in addition to the automation of the deliberation model.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *NAVAL AVIATION, *AVIATION ACCIDENTS, *DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, *ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS, INTERFACES, REASONING, SEMANTICS, ACCURACY, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, THESES, PROTOTYPES, QUALITY, ERROR ANALYSIS, HEURISTIC METHODS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, TIMELINESS, AVIATION SAFETY, BIAS, INFORMATION PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE