A proven knowledge-based approach to prioritizing process information
- Corsberg, Daniel R.
- May 1, 1991.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
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- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
- Many space-related processes are highly complex systems subject to sudden, major transients. In any complex process control system, a critical aspect is rapid analysis of the changing process information. During a disturbance, this task can overwhelm humans as well as computers. Humans deal with this by applying heuristics in determining significant information. A simple, knowledge-based approach to prioritizing information is described. The approach models those heuristics that humans would use in similar circumstances. The approach described has received two patents and was implemented in the Alarm Filtering System (AFS) at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). AFS was first developed for application in a nuclear reactor control room. It has since been used in chemical processing applications, where it has had a significant impact on control room environments. The approach uses knowledge-based heuristics to analyze data from process instrumentation and respond to that data according to knowledge encapsulated in objects and rules. While AFS cannot perform the complete diagnosis and control task, it has proven to be extremely effective at filtering and prioritizing information. AFS was used for over two years as a first level of analysis for human diagnosticians. Given the approach's proven track record in a wide variety of practical applications, it should be useful in both ground- and space-based systems.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19910013478.
Accession ID: 91N22791.
NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center, The 1991 Goddard Conference on Space Applications of Artificial Intelligence; p 287-293.
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