Accession Number : ADA315837

Title :   Expert Systems Development Utilizing Heuristic Methods.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Lewis, John N.

PDF Url : ADA315837

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : This thesis analyzes the diagnostic domain and isolates the heuristics employed by experts to arrive at diagnostic solutions. These heuristic methods are then generalized in order to arrive at a series of heuristic rules that can be applied to a wide range of diagnostic processes independent of there respective domain. To test the validity of the generalized heuristics, a prototype expert system was created targeting the heuristics employed by avionics repair technicians in repair of the APS-115 radar system on the P-3C Orion.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, *PROTOTYPES, *HEURISTIC METHODS, *EXPERT SYSTEMS, *COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS, AVIONICS, THESES, RADAR, TECHNICIANS, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), REPAIR, NAVAL AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, RANGE(EXTREMES), TROUBLESHOOTING, PATROL AIRCRAFT, AVIATION TECHNICIANS.

Subject Categories : Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
      Computer Programming and Software
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE