Accession Number:

ADA164778

Title:

Prototype Spatial Reasoning System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING INC ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-01-22

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The main objective of the spatial reasoning project, briefly stated, is to Demonstrate the feasibility of using expert system technology as an aid to tactical mission planning and in particular to demonstrate the use of spatial reasoning in this context through a prototype system capable of knowledge-based spatial deduction. The prototype demonstration addresses a a subproblem of tactical mission planning, the determination of likely locations for enemy artillery batteries. This determination is based on various types of supplied and inferred information. The supplied information consists of a symbolic description of the 3-D relationships that are known to exist between the components of an artillery formation e.g., three artillery batteries not more than 20 meters apart, and other known placement constraints based on the properties of the 3-D object being modeled e.g., an artillery battery cannot be positioned in a geographic area that contains more than 1 meter of water.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE