REPRESENTATIONAL ISSUES IN A KNOWLEDGE-BASED JOB SHOP MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2133
Amount: $505,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ontek Corp.
22951 Millcreek Dr., Laguna Hills, CA, 92653
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charles W Dement
 (714) 557-5585
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
WE PROPOSE TO DESIGN, IMPLEMENT AND TEST A KNOWLEDGE-BASED SYSTEM FOR THE DYNAMIC SCHEDULING OF JOB SHOPS. THE TASK OF SCHEDULING A JOB SHOP IS INHERENTLY DIFFICULT; INCLUDED ARE CONSIDERATIONS SUCH AS FLEXIBILITY, PROFITABILITY, TRACEABILITY, QUALITY ASSURANCE AND ERROR DETECTION AND CORRECTION. THE TWO KEY COMPONENTS OF THE PROPOSED SYSTEM THAT WE PLAN TO INVESTIGATE IN PHASE I ARE: (1) SELFCORRECTING INFERENCE MECHANISM WHICH PERFORMS PLANNING BASED ON KNOWLEDGE OF CONSTRAINTS IN THE DOMAIN AND DOES RE-PLANNING DURING PLAN EXECUTION ON THE BASIS OF NEW UNFORSEEN INFORMATION THAT MAY ARISE; AND (2) A GENERIC REPRESENTATION OF KNOWLEDGE THAT ENABLES MULTIPLE DIFFERENT REPRESENTATIONS OF COMPLEX OBJECTS (E.G., PARTS, MATERIALS, MACHINES), IN ORDER TO ALLOW THE TRACKING OF OBJECTS THROUGH THE JOB SHOP DURING THE EXECUTION OF A JOB PLAN.

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