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An expert database system for shipboard maintenance

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Authors
Van Hook, Gordan Evans
Subjects
Expert System
Expert Database System
Database System
U.S. Navy
Shipboard Maintenance
Advisors
Kamel, Magdi
Date of Issue
1982-12
Date
December 1982
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
Current corrective maintenance practices in U.S. Navy ships follow troubleshooting guides found in the paper copies of technical manuals. These manuals are often difficult to find, maintain, and store, and guides are not easily followed. An expert system for troubleshooting could improve current practices by providing a centralized program that is easily maintained and followed. By coupling to a database of procedures, the precise steps to correct the problem could also be called. An expert database system allows an expanded knowledge base that is easily modified while maintaining the integrity of the expert system program. A prototype system for troubleshooting the NAXI 100-2 Low Pressure Air Compressor was developed to illustrate the advantages of expert database technology in this application. VP-EXPERT and DBASE IV were used, and the prototype as demonstrated to SIMA, San Diego, was received favorably. Conclusions drawn supported the feasibility of such systems to assist in the performance of shipboard maintenance.
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Department
Administrative Sciences
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
vii, 87 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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