PROTOTYPE INTELLIGENT MAINTENANCE TUTORING SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
3785
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Computer Thought Corp
1721 W Plano Pkwy - Ste 125, Plano, TX, 75075
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR MARK L MILLER
(214) 424-3511
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE UTILIZATION OF INTELLIGENT MAINTENANCE TUTORING SYSTEMS ACROSS A WIDE RANGE OF APPLICATIONS CAN BRING A NEW LEVEL OF ABILITY AND LEARNING. TO DEMONSTRATE THE POTENTIAL INHERENT IN THIS CONCEPT, COMPUTER * THROUGHT WILL BUILD AND DELIVER A SOFTWARE SYSTEM THAT IS A WORKING PROTOTYPE FOR A MAINTENANCE TRAINING SYSTEM FOR ASSISTING PERSONNEL IN FAULT DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR OF DEFECTIVE M16 INFANTRY RIFLES. THE METHODOLOGY UTILIZED IN THIS PROTOTYPE WILL BE APPLICABLE TO OTHER SYSTEMS. THE TRAINING SYSTEM WILL INCLUDE AN EXPERT SYSTEM TO HELP THE USER IN FAULT DIAGNOSIS AND A COMPUTER-BASED TRAINING MODULE TO TEACH THE USER THE NECESSARY SKILLS TO EFFECT THE REPAIR. THE SYSTEM WILL EXECUTE ON AN IBM PERSONAL COMPUTER, XT OR AT OR A COMPATIBLE MACHINE. THE PROTOTYPE WILL DEMONSTRATE THAT AN INTELLIGENT TUTORING SYSTEM CAN BE PRODUCED AND FIELDED ON A PERSONAL COMPUTER SYSTEM. IT WILL SHOW THAT COMBINING AN EXPERT SYSTEM WITH TRADITIONAL COMPUTER-BASED TRAINING RESULTS IN A SYSTEM THAT: (A) ADAPTS TO THE USER'S LEVEL OF EXPERTISE AND (B) PROVIDES INSIGHT THROUGH THE DOMAIN EXPERTISE. THE FINAL REPORT WILL DISCUSS HOW TO EXTEND THIS EXAMPLE FOR A BROAD ARRAY OF USES.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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