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THE SUCCESSFUL INTRODUCTION OF AI TECHNOLOGY INTO SHIPBOARD DECISION MAKING HAS…

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Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
3822
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3822
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Decision Science Associates
P.O. Box 969 Vienna, VA 22183 0096
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: THE SUCCESSFUL INTRODUCTION OF AI TECHNOLOGY INTO SHIPBOARD DECISION MAKING HAS BEEN HINDERED BY THE NEED FOR REAL-TIME REASONING WITH INCOMPLETE AND INCONSISTENT DATA, RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTS BETWEEN CONFLICTING OBJECTIVES, INTEGRATION OF HIGH LEVEL
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $74,886.00
 

Abstract:

THE SUCCESSFUL INTRODUCTION OF AI TECHNOLOGY INTO SHIPBOARD DECISION MAKING HAS BEEN HINDERED BY THE NEED FOR REAL-TIME REASONING WITH INCOMPLETE AND INCONSISTENT DATA, RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTS BETWEEN CONFLICTING OBJECTIVES, INTEGRATION OF HIGH LEVEL SUBSYSTEMS WITH SYSTEMS FOR SIGNAL ANALYSIS, AND AN ADAPTIVE HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERFACE. DSC PROPOSES TO TEST THE HYPOTHESIS THAT SOLUTIONS FOR THESE PROBLEMS ARE LINKED, AND THAT IMPROVED ARCHITECTURES CAN BE DEVELOPED BY INCORPORATING FEATURES FROM BELIEF FUNCTIONS, THEORY FUZZY LOGIC, RECENT WORK IN BAYESIAN PROBABILITY, AND NON-NUMERICAL APPROACHES TO REASONING SUCH AS THE THEORY OF ENDORSEMENTS AND NON-MONOTONIC LOGIC. THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF PHASE I RESEARCH IS TO EXPLORE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING NEW METHODS FOR INFERENCE IN SHIPBOARD EXPERT SYSTEMS, WHICH ADDRESS SPECIFIC SHORTCOMINGS IN EXISTING APPROACHES AND COMBINE SOME OF THEIR DISTINCT VIRTUES. THE SECOND OBJECTIVE OF PAHSE I RESEARCH IS TO IMPROVE UNDERSTANDING OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF SHIPBOARD APPLICATION DOMAINS THAT MAKE ONE INFERENCE SCHEME MORE APPROPRIATE THAN ANOTHER. FOUR TASKS HAVE BEEN PROPOSED: (1) A SYSTEMATIC EXAMINATION OF ALTERNATIVE EVIDENTIAL REASONING MECHANISMS; (2) EXAMINATION OF SHIPBOARD DECISION TASKS IN TERMS OF FACTORS RELEVANT TO EVIDENTIAL REASONING TECHNIQUES; (3) DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED SHIPBOARD EVIDENTIAL REASONING METHODS; (4) IMPLEMENTATION OF A SMALL-SCALE PROTOTYPE SYSTEM IN AN OPERATIONAL CONTEXT AND TESTING.

Principal Investigator:

Marvin s cohen
7037900510

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Decision Science Consortium
7700 Leesburg Pike - Ste 421 Falls Church, VA 22043

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No