Aritificial Intelligence Exchange and service Tie to all Test Environments (AI-ESTATE) Implementation

Period of Performance: 05/14/1998 - 02/14/1999


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Hamilton Software, Inc.
2270 Northpoint Prky
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Principal Investigator

Research Topics


Diagnostic reasoning has become essential and critical to the mission of DoD Automatic Test Systems (ATS). ATS architectural approaches to date have been built on monolithic solutions of tightly coupled automatic test elements. These solutions tend to be proprietary, costly to procure, maintain and upgrade and are non-interoperable with ATS elements of other manufacture. An architectural approach that lowers ATS costs, provides for robust non-proprietary solutions and supports longer ATS life cycles is the open systems approach as defined in the DoD ATM Master Plan (1). This approach requires the de-coupling of ATS elements and reengineers that am interoperability components based in "commercial off the shelf" (COTS) products. We propose to research and develop an approach that integrates a fuzzy logic based diagnostic reasoner and a demonstration of component interaction. The demonstration will include UNIX based reasoner, a Windows-95 based Graphical User Interface (GUI) and a VXI Windows-NT based Labview and/or HPVee test controller connected to set of VXI instruments and a breadboard circuit that can be modified to introduce faults.