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Interfacing An Intelligent Decision-Maker To A Real-Time Control System
Author(s): D. C. Evers; D. M. Smith; C. J. Staros
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses some of the practical aspects of implementing expert systems in a real-time environment. There is a conflict between the needs of a process control system and the computational load imposed by intelligent decision-making software. The computation required to manage a real-time control problem is primarily concerned with routine calculations which must be executed in real time. On most current hardware, non-trivial AI software should not be forced to operate under real-time constraints. In order for the system to work efficiently, the two processes must be separated by a well-defined interface. Although the precise nature of the task separation will vary with the application, the definition of the interface will need to follow certain fundamental principles in order to provide functional separation. This interface was successfully implemented in the expert scheduling software currently running the automated chemical processing facility at Lockheed-Georgia. Potential applications of this concept in the areas of airborne avionics and robotics will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 1984
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0485, Applications of Artificial Intelligence I, (14 June 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943167
Show Author Affiliations
D. C. Evers, Lockheed-Georgia Company (United States)
D. M. Smith, Lockheed-Georgia Company (United States)
C. J. Staros, Lockheed-Georgia Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0485:
Applications of Artificial Intelligence I
John F. Gilmore, Editor(s)

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