Accession Number:

AD0876850

Title:

A Game Theory Solution to an Aiming Problem

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-10-15

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

This paper discusses the game theory solution to the following aiming problem An attacker receives information about the location of a target and launches a weapon. It is assumed that, at the moment it is supposed to be hit, the target may be anywhere within an annulus with radii R1, R2, which depend on the weapon delivery time and the target evasion manoeuvres. Using a polar coordinate system R, theta, the assumption is made that the target is uniformly distributed in theta, but chooses R between the limits R1 and R2 in order to maximize its chance of escape.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE