Christopher A. Powell, Cynthia K. Pickering, Keith T. Wescourt
There are many examples of knowledge-based fault diagnosis advisors for corrective maintenance of complex equipment. However, such advisors are only part of an overall maintenance solution. To be used effectively, diagnostic advisors must be integrated with other existing and forthcoming systems, such as Automated Test Equipment and maintenance databases. Successful fielding of knowledge-based systems requires consideration of integration issues throughout the design process.