METHODS AND TOOLS FOR ASSESSING LIMITS OF SYSTEM INTELLIGENCE

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$493,124.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
12099
Agency Tracking Number:
12099
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4725 Peachtree Corners Circle,, Norcross, GA, 30092
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
William B. Rouse
Chief Scientist
(404) 441-1457
Business Contact:
RUSTON M. HUNT
PRESIDENT
(404) 441-1457
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY IS ENVISIONED AS BEING AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF FUTURE AVIATION AND SPACE SYSTEMS. EXPERT SYSTEMS FOR MISSION PLANNING, FLIGHT CONTROL, AND FLIGHT MANAGEMENT ARE PRIMARY EXAMPLES. THE ABILITY TO BUILD INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED. HOWEVER, WE DO NOT UNDERSTAND THEIR PROPERTIES IN WAYS THAT WE UNDERSTAND, FOR EXAMPLE, CONTROL SYSTEMS. LIMITATIONS OF THE PHYSICAL AND BEHAVIORAL MODELS THAT UNDERLIE INTELLIGENTSYSTEMS CAN LEAD TO UNDESIRABLE BEHAVIORS ANALOGOUS TO OSCILLATION AND INSTABILITY IN TRADITIONAL SYSTEMS. THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP METHODS AND TOOLS FOR ANALYZING INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS AND PREDICTING LIKELY UNDESIRABLE BEHAVIORS. THE OVERALL METHODOLOGY WILL INVOLVE ITERATIVE USE OF ANALYTICAL AND EMPIRICAL METHODS TO ASSESS INTERNAL CONSISTENCY AND EXTERNAL VALIDITY, RESPECTIVELY. THE EVENTUAL PRODUCT WILL BE COMPUTER-BASED TOOLS FOR ANALYZING DESIGNS OF INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS SUCH AS ARE LIKELY TO BE PARTOF FUTURE NASA SYSTEMS, AS WELL AS A PLETHORA OF COMMERCIAL SYSTEMS.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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