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EXPERT SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY IS GROWING RAPIDLY.

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
4437
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4437
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Stanford Telecommunications
6888 Elm Street Mclean, VA 22101
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: EXPERT SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY IS GROWING RAPIDLY.
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,971.00
 

Abstract:

EXPERT SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY IS GROWING RAPIDLY. COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE PACKAGES (GENERAL PURPOSE INFERENCE ENGINES, KNOWLEDGE/DATA REPRESENTATION SCHEMES AND DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTS) ARE MULTIPLYING. CUSTOM REAL-TIME EXPERT SYSTEMS ARE NOW BEING FIELDED. REAL-TIME FEATURES ARE BEING ADDED TO GENERAL PURPOSE PACKAGES. MAJOR STUMBLING BLOCKS STILL LIE IN INTER-SYSTEM COMMUNICATION, THE ALLOCATION OF LARGE TASKS TO MULTIPLE PROCESSORS AND PERFORMANCE. PERFORMANCE OF COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE PACKAGES IS IMPROVING. THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF COMMERCIAL PACKAGES MAKES CUSTOM DEVELOPMENT OF EXPERT SYSTEM SHELLS DIFFICULT TO JUSTIFY FOR MOST APPLICATIONS. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE PROBLEMS OF 1) MOVING REAL-TIME DATA TO/FROM MULTIPLE EXPERT SYSTEMS AND 2) GIVING THE APPLICATION PROGRAMMER FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT EASILY WITH MESSAGE PRIORITIES AND TASK PRIORITIES/ALLOCATION. THE KEY TO THIS PROPOSED CONCEPT IS DESIGN OF A SET OF SOFTWARE TOOLS TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE APPLICATION PROGRAMMER IN A MULTITUDE OF ENVIRONMENTS. THIS ALLOWS HIM TO DESIGN PRIORITIZED MESSAGES BETWEEN EXPERT SYSTEM AND REAL-TIME PROCESSES WITHOUT CONCERN FOR THE DETAILS OF IMPLEMENTATION. THIS ALSO FREES HIM TO CHOOSE THE BEST SHELL, PACKAGE OR CUSTOM SOFTWARE FOR EACH PIECE OF A PROBLEM.

Principal Investigator:

William m wilkinson
7038933220

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Stanford Telecommunications In
6888 Elm St Mclean, VA 22101

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