AdvisorCellier, Francois E.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractAs a decision making aid for the human operator of a highly automated, complex system, qualitative modeling is presented as a tool to mimic the human global assessment process by learning from the system behavior. Such qualitative model is applied to reason about the behavior of a quantitatively simulated aircraft model, to determine on-line when a malfunction occurs in the quantitative model, to hypothesize about the nature of this malfunction, and to suggest a global strategy that would allow to operate (control) the quantitative aircraft under the modified flying conditions. Such an algorithm could be utilized as an addition to a conventional autopilot which would allow it to remain operational after a malfunction has taken place.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Electrical and Computer Engineering