Accession Number:

ADA257970

Title:

Modeling the Search for a Randomly Moving Target by a Patrolling Searcher

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

This thesis develops a model, called Area Motion Search AMS, that determines the detection probability for a patrolling sensor searching for a randomly moving target in a fixed area. The AMS model reduces to exhaustive search when the target is stationary and to random search when the searcher is stationary. Thus, AMS is a bridge between these two often used models in search theory, and provides a unified treatment of both.

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE