Accession Number:

AD0706005

Title:

AN ADAPTIVE DECISION PROCESS

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The thesis investigates a decision process which is designed to employ multiple observations in an optimal manner as a means of solving a signal detection problem. The characteristic of this decision process is that it permits the decision-maker to defer his detection decision until new data is obtained from the next observation and to weigh the new data with an opinion based on previous data. The effect of adapting a decision to the results of previous observations is seen to be similar to learning process which is taking place over a length of time. Since the decision process may involve relatively lengthy periods of time an estimator of this time is developed. Lastly, the decision model is seen to provide a model by which human detection behavior may be evaluated.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE