Accession Number:

ADA009862

Title:

Optimal Detection Search

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

This paper considers and unifies two search problems which have been extensively discussed. A class of sequential problems is proposed that includes both. A theorem is proved, under arbitrary partial ordering constraints, characterizing a strategy to minimize the expected cost of a successful search. The main tool is a set of functional equations in strategy space.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE