Accession Number:

ADA461199

Title:

INSPECT: A Tool to Evaluate Air Campaign Plans

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST

Report Date:

1997-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

INSPECT is a mixed-initiative plan evaluation tool in the domain of air campaign planning that has been a central component of several major DARPA demonstrations of integrated planning environments and tools. The creation process of an air campaign plan is manually driven at its higher levels, and because plans are complex and always changing they often our experience says always contain errors or inconsistencies. INSPECT evaluates user-generated plans and alerts the user about inconsistencies and potential problems. INSPECT has received wide acceptance by air campaign planning experts, and is currently undergoing new extensions and further integrations with other tools in this domain. The paper describes our work on INSPECT, analyzes the key contributions of this tool, and draws some conclusions about the design and integration of planning applications.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE