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Pilot's Associate: A Cooperative, Knowledge-Based System Application
June 1991 (vol. 6 no. 3)
pp. 18-29

The Pilot's Associate program, a joint effort of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the US Air Force to build a cooperative, knowledge-based system to help pilots make decisions is described, and the lessons learned are examined. The Pilot's Associate concept developed as a set of cooperating, knowledge-based subsystems: two assessor and two planning subsystems, and a pilot interface. The two assessors, situation assessment and system status, determine the state of the outside world and the aircraft systems, respectively. The two planners, tactics planner and mission planner, react to the dynamic environment by responding to immediate threats and their effects on the prebriefed mission plan. The pilot-vehicle interface subsystem provides the critical connection between the pilot and the rest of the system. The focus is on the air-to-air subsystems.

Citation:
Sheila B. Banks, Carl S. Lizza, "Pilot's Associate: A Cooperative, Knowledge-Based System Application," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 18-29, June 1991, doi:10.1109/64.87681
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