Accession Number:

ADA237939

Title:

Equipment Readiness Codes Expert System Using Joshua for U.S. Army Combat Development

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

Expert systems have arrived as a popular productivity tool in business, industrial and managerial environments. Such tools should be extensively employed into the U.S. Army environments as well. In this thesis, an example of an expert system and its interface is presented. The expert system created, EQUIPMENT READINESS CODES EXPERT SYSTEM, enables a U.S. Army Combat Development analyst to utilize expert system technology. The advantages achieved are maintaining consistent and accurate Army Combat Development policy, reduction of the tedious, analytical tasks to the power of the machine, and the centralization of expert system maintenance and rule production. Furthermore, this expert system provides the much needed but often scarce expertise to ensure qualitative performance from nonexperts, provides efficiency and consistency of the experts, and even furnishes a training vehicle for others who need to understand the experts thought process.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE