Accession Number:

ADP006351

Title:

Engineering Graphical Analysis Tool (EGAT) Development Program,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WRIGHT LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

1991-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The Air Force Avionics Laboratory has sponsored many efforts to develop real time Artificial Intelligence AI systems. One of these systems, the Adaptive Tactical Navigation ATN program, developed a proto-type system, to intelligently control a future tactical fighters integrated navigation sensors. ATN was developed using a distributed called the Activation Frame AF. Using the AF architecture, ATN was able to achieve real-time execution. Realtime execution was primarily achieved due to the AFs distributed control scheme which eliminates many of the bottlenecks associated with centralized schedulers. Unfortunately, with these increased benefits, there is increased complexity associated with correctly setting the distributed control parameters. The Engineering Graphical Analysis Tool EGAT was developed to overcome these limitations by providing a user friendly, graphical AF development tool. EGAT provides the capability to dynamically monitor and modify the AF control parameters. This paper describes the Activation Frame AF architecture, and the development and implementation of the Engineering Graphical Analysis Tool EGAT. The EGAT system is used to dynamically monitor and modify the decentralized control parameters of the AF architecture, a communicating expert object paradigm.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE