Random Search for a Probable Object.
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER
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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
- Statistics and Probability