Accession Number : ADA257970


Title :   Modeling the Search for a Randomly Moving Target by a Patrolling Searcher


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Lohr, William J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257970.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : This thesis develops a model, called Area Motion Search (AMS), that determines the detection probability for a patrolling sensor searching for a randomly moving target in a fixed area. The AMS model reduces to exhaustive search when the target is stationary and to random search when the searcher is stationary. Thus, AMS is a bridge between these two often used models in search theory, and provides a unified treatment of both.


Descriptors :   *TARGETS , *SEARCHING , DETECTION , MODELS , PATROLLING , THEORY , PROBABILITY , MOTION , MOVING TARGETS , THESES , STATIONARY , BRIDGES


Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE