On Tue, 02 Jan 2018 17:43:38 -0800, you wrote:
Albert,The military, or at least the defense contractors, had the desire to
have smart diagnostics carried out by something resembling a data
tablet. You'd plug it into an aircraft, and it would interact, do
tests, and then recommend the proper repair procedure. Given the
amount of smarts in a 7000 series mainframe (and guessing how much
space is left in the only one that *had* a processor in it), the plug
in diagnostic link wouldn't be possible.
However, a decision tree on a per-topic basis would be possible, at
least to some extent. It couldn't be hosted in the scope, but could
be hosted in another piece of equipment.
Possible to do, but I'm not sure how easy. Given the basic logical
framework implementing the decision tree, you could adapt it to any
number of projects, but how close that logic could get is another
The accuracy and depth of the decision tree for troubleshooting varied
from manual to manual, if it was there at all. Lately, it of course
goes to "replace Axxx board", or "return to factory for repair".