An Expert System and Tutor for Maritime Navigation Rules
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The Navigation Rules Expert System NRES is a CLIPS-based implementation of the International and Inland Maritime Navigation Rules COMDTINST M16672.2C to assist manners. NRES functionality is divided into two components, the Mariner-Assistance Module and the Student-Tutor Module. The Manner-Assistance Module MAM is designed for use in real-time operations to assist manners in correctly determining both the maritime situation and the necessary actions to be taken in accordance with the International and Inland Maritime Navigation Rules. In practice, NRES could double-check navigation decisions and issue warnings when the possibility of accidents arises while some human judgment will always be necessary in this task, it could well be useful on the bridge to have a different and dispassionate point of view. The Student-Tutor Module STM is designed to train students in the understanding and application of the International and Inland Maritime Navigation Rules in order to strengthen maritime navigation situational decision-making. The STM utilizes the NRES CLIPS rules database as the source from which the tutor questions are drawn and employs audio and visual cueing information derived from the navigation rules to enhance the student learning process.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Navigation and Guidance