Accession Number:

AD0419478

Title:

ADAPTIVE DECISION SYSTEMS - I,

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Report Date:

1962-12-27

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

An important requirement for a system of the type being investigated under Project CAME BRIDGE is an automated decision system to operate on the data from a single channel. This problem can be described by the following process A noisy signal is obtained upon which random events im pose a signature which has some characteristics that are constant from event to event. The goal is to detect the occurrence of an event by the presence of these characteristics signatures and with as little time lag as possible. The achieve ment of this goal can be broken down into two problems 1 The parameter problem - 2 The decision problem - These two problems are not independent, of course, since the reliability of a decision system will depend on the infor mation content of the data parameters used. In particular, the optimum decision system will vary with the parameters used. The question arises then, as to whether a decision system can be built that will change its properties and thereby adapt to any data parameters chosen. A decision system that exhibits such adaptive properties is the subject of this paper. If this decision sys tem can be built, it can then be used to in vestigate systematically the value of particular data parameters. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE