Accession Number : ADA201212


Title :   A Helicopter submarine Search Game


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Chuan, Edmund C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a201212.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 56


Abstract : This thesis examines a two-person zero sum game where a submarine, after revealing his position by causing a flaming datum, is hunted by a helicopter which arrives on the scene after a time delay. Various helicopter and submarine strategies are explored and simulation runs are used to determine the detection probability (payoffs) for each combination of helicopter and submarine strategy. The value of the game (detection probability) with the related optimal strategies is then obtained using linear programming. A modified random search equation is also derived using probabilities of detection obtained from different combinations of parameters used in the game. Similar and related games are also discussed with emphasis on the differences in assumptions made and approaches taken in order to solve the problem. Theses


Descriptors :   *HELICOPTERS , *SEARCHING , *SUBMARINES , *GAME THEORY , SIMULATION , TIME INTERVALS , OPTIMIZATION , DETECTION , STRATEGY , PARAMETERS , PROBABILITY , LINEAR PROGRAMMING , THESES , DELAY , EQUATIONS


Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Submarine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE