Accession Number : ADA322529

Title :   MK 92 MOD 2 Fire Control System Maintenance Advisor Expert System: Implementation and Deployment.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Leonard, Thomas J.

PDF Url : ADA322529

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 146

Abstract : This thesis perpetuates research aimed at deploying a diagnostic expert system for the MK 92 Mod 2 Fire Control System to 28 Oliver Hazard Perry class fast frigates. Referred to as the Maintenance Advisor Expert System (MAES), this expert system is being jointly developed by the Naval Postgraduate School and Port Hueneme Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC PHD). This thesis focuses on the long-term implementation issues related to deploying MAES to the fleet, integrating MAES into the formal training pipeline, and transitioning life cycle Support for MAES to NSWC PHD. MAES long-term implementation issues, which include hardware, software, documentation, and training requirements, are examined within the context of implementation factors and risks historically associated with deploying expert systems. Plans for deploying MAES to the fleet and integrating MAES into the formal training pipeline are provided. As part of the documentation necessary to transition life cycle support of MAES to NSWC, a System Level Description document is also provided.

Descriptors :   *MAINTENANCE, *EXPERT SYSTEMS, *FIRE CONTROL SYSTEM COMPONENTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, REQUIREMENTS, HAZARDS, TRAINING, THESES, DOCUMENTS, DIAGNOSIS(GENERAL), FRIGATES, ADVISORY ACTIVITIES.

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE