Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Hany H. Ammar.
An Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) is a technical manual that is prepared in digital format to provide information about the diagnostics and maintenance of complex systems.;In this thesis we present a methodology for adaptive fault diagnosis in IETMs, a methodology that constantly adapts the fault diagnosis procedure, according to the experience of the user performing the diagnosis. We develop a framework of adaptation that constantly monitors user behavior, and "learns" about the fault and its possible causes as the system is used, hence making it easier to perform such procedures, which increases efficiency of usage of such a manual, an essential factor in performing fault diagnosis. We will also extend S1000D to incorporate all information necessary for our adaptation methodology.;The outcome of our methodology will be an IETM which contains "adaptable" fault diagnosis procedures that adapt to users according to their expertise levels making these procedures less cumbersome for users to accomplish, hence increasing their productivity and efficiency. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).
Kraidli, Rabih Faysal, "Adaptive fault diagnosis in interactive electronic technical manuals (IETMs)" (2003). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1325.