Accession Number:

AD0436529

Title:

STOCHASTIC DUELS OF LIMITED TIME-DURATION,

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SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1964-03-30

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

This paper continues the development of the theory of stochastic duels to include the case where there is a time limitation on the duration of the duel. An example of this situation is fighter-bomber combat in which the fighter has a very limited fuel supply. In this duel, two contestants with unlimited ammunition supplies fire at each other with constant kill probabilities. The time between rounds fired is either 1 a continuous random variable or 2 constant. The duel proceeds until one or both of the contestants are killed or until the time limit is exceeded. The time limit is either 1 a continuous random variable or 2 constant. General solutions are derived for these various situations and specific examples given. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE