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A Novel Approach for Troubleshooting Microprocessor Based Systems Using an Object Oriented Expert System

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Executive Summary

The paper presents an object oriented fault diagnostic expert system framework which analyses observations from the unit under test when fault occurs and infers the causes of failures. The frame work is characterized by two basic features. The first includes a fault diagnostic strategy which utilizes the fault classification and checks knowledge about unit under test. The fault classification knowledge reduces the complexity in fault diagnosis by partitioning the fault section. The second characteristic is object oriented inference mechanism using backward chaining with message passing within objects.

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