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A Prototype Expert System for Tactical Air Targeting

Published 1984

by Monti D. Callero, D. A. Waterman, James R. Kipps


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Describes a prototype version of the tactical air target recommender (TATR), an "expert system" developed at RAND to help tactical air targeteers select and prioritize airfields and target elements on those air fields. Under the interactive direction of a user, TATR can preferentially order enemy airfields, determine targets to attack on those airfields, and identify weapon systems that are effective against those targets. Its primary functions are to provide an attack plan and to project the results of implementing that plan. It applies predetermined heuristics to generate an initial plan, which can then be modified by the user. By projecting plan results over a series of days, TATR can assist the user in deciding on the best plan to implement. The program also interactively maintains and updates its databases and provides detailed information on plans, friendly force capability, and enemy force posture and status. TATR is programmed in the ROSIE programming language. Earlier versions of TATR were reported in N-1645 and N-1796.

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