Communications-Equipment Distribution Planning Using Search Techniques
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis developed a prototype planning program to plan the distribution of communications equipment within an army organization, using artificial-intelligence search strategies. The system does two searches it assembles the maximum number of sets of equipment from component equipment procurements, then plans how to assign these sets to organizational units. The program was done on a Sun workstation with a Quintus Prolog compiler. Due to classification requirements, fictitious but typical data was used to test the system. The system can find near-optimal ways to modernize the communications equipment of up to ten battalion-sized signal units, and has been tested through the procurement of three generations of equipment. There were twenty sets of equipment to allocate to the ten units in the final test case. This program can also develop a new distribution plan if unexpected events require changes to the current plan.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Command, Control and Communications Systems