Accession Number : ADA077832


Title :   Analytical Methods in Search Theory


Descriptive Note : Professional paper Nov 78-Jan 79,


Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS EVALUATION GROUP


Personal Author(s) : Mangel, Marc S ; Thomas, James A , Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a077832.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 96


Abstract : This work is an expanded version of a set of lecture notes corresponding to a course given by the author during the period November 1978 to January 1979. Analytical methods for the solution of moving object search problems are developed from 'first principles.' This work complements the first author's CNA memorandum but otherwise there is little overlap with the existing literature on search theory. The approach taken is tutorial, in that the solutions of harder problems are motived by the solutions of simpler problems. There are exercises interspersed throughout the work; the solutions of some of these are given in the appendix. This work is concerned with mathematical analysis and not with modeling target motion or detection functions and not with the development of computer codes.


Descriptors :   *MOVING TARGETS , *SEARCHING , VELOCITY , ALGORITHMS , STOCHASTIC PROCESSES , EQUATIONS OF MOTION , TAYLORS SERIES , PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS , APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS) , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , GREENS FUNCTIONS , ITERATIONS , HAMILTONIAN FUNCTIONS , METHOD OF CHARACTERISTICS


Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE