Accession Number:

ADA141305

Title:

The Visibility of Stationary and Moving Targets in the Plane Subject to a Poisson Field of Shadowing Elements.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BINGHAMTON CENTER FOR STATISTICS QUALITY CONTROL AND DESIGN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-02-15

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

A methodology for an analytical derivation of visibility probabilities of n stationary target points in the plane is developed for the case when shadows are cast by a Poisson random field of obscuring elements. In addition formulate for the moments of a measure of the total proportional visibility along a star-shaped curve are given. The general methodology is illustrated by some examples of visibility along the circumference of half a circle, when the obscuring elements are centered within a concentric annular region. The distribution of the measure of proportional visibility is approximated by a mixed-beta distribution. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE