Accession Number : ADP007500

Title :   Knowledge-based Planning for Controlled Airspace Flight Operation as Part of a Cockpit Assistant,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN NEUBIBERG (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Prevot, T. ; Onken, R. ; Dudek, H. L.

Report Date : MAR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A knowledge based computer aid for flight planning tasks as part of a Cockpit Assistant for IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) operation is presented in detail after a brief overview of the modular structure of the Cockpit Assistant has been given. Based upon the requirements of air traffic management the system is aimed at supporting the pilot in complex planning and decision situation. By assessing the situation flight goal conflicts are detected and avoided by offering sensible flight plan modifications to the pilot. The main features of the situation assessment and planning module are discussed with regard to knowledge representation and applied solution model. Thus, conflict detection, selection of an alternate destination and rerouting algorithms are described in detail.

Descriptors :   *KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, *DECISION AIDS, *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, AIR, AIR TRAFFIC, COCKPITS, COMPUTERS, FLIGHT, MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, PILOTS, PLANNING, REQUIREMENTS, STRUCTURES, TRAFFIC.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE