Accession Number:

AD0654334

Title:

APPLICATIONS OF A PRINCIPLE OF OPTIMUM SEARCH TO SOME SPECIAL CLASSES OF SEARCH PROBLEMS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-02-03

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

A search conducted in the variable x for the purpose of discovering the unknown value of a target coordinate, x x sub T, is said to be optimum if the cumulative acquisition probability is maximum at every instant of the search. Optimum searches are obtained for problems in which x sub T u, where u is a stationary random variable x sub T vt, where v is a stationary random variable and t or 0 denotes time x sub T u vt, where u and v are stationary, independent random variables with uniform probability density distributions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE