Implementation of Combat Simulation Through Expert Support Systems

  • M. R. Subramanian Combat Vehicles R&D Establishment, Avadi, Madras
Keywords: Expert support, Compatible form, Expert system


The battlefield simulation is often faced with a bewildering array of conflicting stresses and challenges. Communication is currently slower and more costly than computation. Expert System technologies such as production rule systems allow one to acquire and represent the collection of heuristic rules in computer compatible form. The system also include master control programs that determine the order in which these rules should be applied against the monitored system performance to arrive at appropriate system control. These expert systems are used in two nodes, both as an intelligence assistant to the expert, amplifying the capacity and quality of his work, and as a surrogate for an expert when he is not available. An Expert support System (ESS) designed and developed for combat simulation has been enumerated in this article. The quality and the reliability of the inferred tactical situation is improved by using PROLOG. This formal AI language is used for validating and checking sensor detections for consistency and logical plausibility. The supremacy of PROLOG for creating and interrogating a data base helps maintaining a reasonably coherent feature of the tactical situation. The perils and pitfalls of tackling with expert systems have also been underscored.

Author Biography

M. R. Subramanian, Combat Vehicles R&D Establishment, Avadi, Madras
Combat Vehicles R&D Establishment, Avadi, Madras-400 054
How to Cite
Subramanian, M. (2014). Implementation of Combat Simulation Through Expert Support Systems. Defence Science Journal, 37(4), 443-456.
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