Accession Number : ADP006330

Title :   A Synergistic Approach to Reasoning for Autonomous Satellites,

Corporate Author : PHILLIPS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Skinner, James M. ; Luger, George F.

Report Date : SEP 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Based on our earlier research (1,2), we are convinced that the best way to approach problem solving tasks is not through any single method of reasoning, but by a method that will allow several reasoning methods to be blended together. The thrust of this effort is to develop a synergistic approach to reasoning that will allow a system to rely on multiple reasoning methodologies, thus benefiting from the strengths of each of the reasoning methods, while minimizing their respective weaknesses. This paper discusses the steps we have taken towards developing such a system, which are: (1) the categorization of reasoning methods, (2) the selection of reasoning approaches to blend, (3) design of a framework to blend the systems, and (4) proposed tasks to investigate the result.

Descriptors :   ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, METHODOLOGY, PROBLEM SOLVING, REASONING, SELF OPERATION, SYNERGISM.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE