Accession Number:

ADA158688

Title:

Random Search for a Probable Object.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

A search is undertaken for an object thought to be present with an unknown probability, using a detection scheme whose efficiency is also uncertain. After a certain interval, the search is called off, with the object unfound what are the posterior-to-experiment estimates of presence and detection efficiency It is shown that those two unknown quantities interact in an interesting manner as the unsuccessful search goes on. Additional keywords Bayesian estimation mathematical models Charts. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE