Accession Number : ADA320842

Title :   A Domain Independent Framework for Developing Knowledge Based Computer Generated Forces.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Benslay, James L., Jr

PDF Url : ADA320842

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : Computer Generated Forces (CGFs) are important players in Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) exercises. A problem with CGFs is that they do not exhibit sufficient human behaviors to make their use effective. The SOAR approach has yielded a human cognitive model that can be applied to CGFs, but this is extremely complex. The product of the research reported in this thesis is a much less complex behavioral framework for a CGF that is easy to validate, revise, and maintain. To support this, an existing, domain independent CGF architecture is discussed and applied to an experimental CGF. Techniques for modeling the knowledge and behaviors of any CGF via semantic nets are presented. A process for transforming the semantic nets into fuzzy controllers is outlined, and pertinent issues regarding fuzzy controllers are discussed. Lastly, a method for making time critical decisions via fuzzy logic is presented.

Descriptors :   *KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, *WAR GAMES, *DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, CONTROL SYSTEMS, DECISION MAKING, MODELS, COGNITION, SEMANTICS, THESES, TIME, NETS, FUZZY LOGIC.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE