Accession Number:

AD0684542

Title:

PURSUIT-EVASION DIFFERENTIAL GAMES

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV ST LOUIS MO DEPT OF SYSTEMS MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

123.0

Abstract:

Differential game theory is applied to several classes of pursuit- evasion problems. For these differential games the dynamics of the participants are described by linear nonstationary differential equations. One class of differential games that was formulated and studied is the differential game, where the evader has to out maneuver a pursuer, if it is to strike the target that the pursuer is defending. This differential game will be called the differential endgame. The differential endgames payoff functional is the square of the terminal engagement miss distance weighted against the difference of the participants control energies, spent during their respective flight times. The evaders target constraints are the position coordinates of the target and the evaders kinetic energy as it strikes the target.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE