Accession Number : ADP006351

Title :   Engineering Graphical Analysis Tool (EGAT) Development Program,

Corporate Author : WRIGHT LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Clark, Victor R. ; Diemunsch, Joseph R.

Report Date : SEP 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The Air Force Avionics Laboratory has sponsored many efforts to develop real time Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems. One of these systems, the Adaptive Tactical Navigation (ATN) program, developed a proto-type system, to intelligently control a future tactical fighter's integrated navigation sensors. ATN was developed using a distributed called the Activation Frame (AF). Using the AF architecture, ATN was able to achieve real-time execution. Realtime execution was primarily achieved due to the AF's distributed control scheme which eliminates many of the bottlenecks associated with centralized schedulers. Unfortunately, with these increased benefits, there is increased complexity associated with correctly setting the distributed control parameters. The Engineering Graphical Analysis Tool (EGAT) was developed to overcome these limitations by providing a user friendly, graphical AF development tool. EGAT provides the capability to dynamically monitor and modify the AF control parameters. This paper describes the Activation Frame (AF) architecture, and the development and implementation of the Engineering Graphical Analysis Tool (EGAT). The EGAT system is used to dynamically monitor and modify the decentralized control parameters of the AF architecture, a communicating expert object paradigm.

Descriptors :   ACTIVATION, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, AVIONICS, CENTRALIZED, CONTROL, DECENTRALIZATION, DISTRIBUTION, FRAMES, GRAPHICS, LABORATORIES, NAVIGATION, PARAMETERS, PROTOTYPES, REAL TIME, SCHEDULING, TACTICAL WARFARE, TOOLS.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE