# 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

# Descriptors:

# Subject Categories:

- Statistics and Probability