Accession Number : AD1029836

Title :   Optimizing Search Patterns for Multiple Searchers Prosecuting a Single Contact In the South China Sea

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Lukens,Zachary C

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Report Date : 01 Sep 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 139

Abstract : Search and detection theory encapsulates a broad range of scenarios, from searching for lost car keys in a parking lot to prosecuting a submarine in the South China Sea. This research draws on oceanographic properties to develop a search radii for two surface ships, searching for a submarine at various speeds, utilizing one of three search patterns: in-line spiral search, in-line ladder search, and a multi-path ladder search. Analysis reveals which parameters yield the highest probability of detection in a 14nm by 14nm search area based on the oceanographic properties at 21N 119E.

Descriptors :   south china sea , naval operations , search theory , transmission loss , applied mathematics , diffusion coefficient , monte carlo method , antisubmarine warfare , aircrafts , second world war , ships , simulations , stochastic processes , probability , optimization

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE