Accession Number:

AD0657050

Title:

AN INVESTIGATION OF SEQUENTIAL SEARCH ALGORITHMS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Apr-31 Dec 1966

Corporate Author:

OPERATIONS RESEARCH INC SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

Characterizations of sequential search processes and algorithms are developed. Representative sequential search algorithms are reviewed and interpreted within the framework of these characterizations in several fields including equipment diagnosis, signal encoding, radar systems, coin weighing, and human decision processes. Conclusions and recommendations for application are presented. Appendixes include selected mathematical techniques in programming and information theoretic search procedures, analyses of scoring systems, and a bibliography.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE