Accession Number : ADP006346

Title :   Using AITEST to Troubleshoot a Radar Modulator (RM) Unit: A Case Study in the Application of Expert Systems to Intermediate-Level Testing,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Personal Author(s) : Ben-Bassat, Moshe ; Ben Arie, Daphna ; Beniaminy, Israel ; Cheifetz, Jonathan ; Eshel, Michal

Report Date : SEP 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : AITEST is a real life expert system designed to serve as a decision aid and productivity tool for test engineers and technicians. Oriented for the functional level, AITEST is designed to troubleshoot large scale UUT's (Unit Under Test) that contain analog, digital and mechanical modules in electronic, electro optic, hydraulic or mechanical systems and devices. This paper describes a typical application of AITEST in an intermediate - level maintenance facility. The UUT (Unit Under Test) discussed in this application note is a Radar Modulator (RM) embedded in the Radar System of a military aircraft. Following a brief description of the Radar Modulator structure and functions and its current test tools, we proceed to describing our experience in using AITEST to troubleshoot this device.

Descriptors :   CASE STUDIES, DECISION AIDS, ENGINEERS, EXPERT SYSTEMS, LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS, MECHANICAL COMPONENTS, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, MODULATORS, RADAR, REPAIR SHOPS, TEST AND EVALUATION, TEST EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE