Accession Number : AD0436529


Title :   STOCHASTIC DUELS OF LIMITED TIME-DURATION,


Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF


Personal Author(s) : Ancker,C J ,Jr


Report Date : 30 Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : This paper continues the development of the theory of stochastic duels to include the case where there is a time limitation on the duration of the duel. An example of this situation is fighter-bomber combat in which the fighter has a very limited fuel supply. In this duel, two contestants (with unlimited ammunition supplies) fire at each other with constant kill probabilities. The time between rounds fired is either (1) a continuous random variable or (2) constant. The duel proceeds until one or both of the contestants are killed or until the time limit is exceeded. The time limit is either (1) a continuous random variable or (2) constant. General solutions are derived for these various situations and specific examples given. (Author)


Descriptors :   *STATISTICAL SAMPLES , TIME


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE