Accession Number : ADA259966


Title :   The Development of an Expert System for Hazardous Cargo Compatibility


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Furst, Douglas A ; Smith, Ronald E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259966.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 108


Abstract : This research demonstrates the application of expert system technology to automate the aircraft load selection process performed when transporting hazardous cargo. The resulting computer program is an expert system named HAZARD. This system incorporates the regulations governing hazardous cargo compatibility with the heuristics used by experts in loadplanning operations. The impetus to develop such a system is the January 1993 conversion of regulation guidelines for hazardous cargo classification and management in Air Force Regulation 71-4, to a universal international standard. The Cargo Operations Division of Headquarters Air Mobility Command at Scott AFB, was concerned that this change in procedures and nomenclature may cause confusion to loadplanners. Therefore, it is the intention of this research to reduce the impact of this change to regulations through the development of an automated computer product designed for both the experienced and novice loadplanners. The use of this system will improve the accuracy and timeliness of the hazardous cargo compatibility determination process.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *LOADING(HANDLING) , *AIR TRANSPORTATION , *CARGO HANDLING , *EXPERT SYSTEMS , *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , CONVERSION , AIR FORCE , THESES , INTERNATIONAL , SELECTION , REGULATIONS , TIMELINESS , STANDARDS , CLASSIFICATION , AIRCRAFT , MANAGEMENT , AIR FORCE RESEARCH


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE