Accession Number:

AD0654424

Title:

PROLEGOMENA TO A MATHEMATICAL THEORY OF SEARCH,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-09-26

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

A basic means for determining an optimum discrete search for a stationary target is developed. The term discrete search used here means a search in which each target is subjected to an integral number of looks with a fixed detection probability. The mathematics used in solving the problem might be termed rigorous common sense and the solution obtained admits a common sense description. The simplicity of the mathematical solution of this problem suggests the possibility of generalizing the method to more abstract situations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE