Accession Number:

ADA025414

Title:

Relative Robustness of Several CEP Estimators

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

This thesis presents a discussion of the problems involved in estimation of Circular Error Probable CEP. Several estimators are compared through simulation, under two models the power model and the Rayleigh model. Several measures of effectiveness are calculated for each of the competing estimators. It is found that maximum likelihood estimation based on the power distribution performs well for heavy tailed distributions the Rayleigh unbiased estimator performs well for most other situations.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE