Accession Number:

ADA556805

Title:

A Zero-Sum Electromagnetic Evader-Interrogator Differential Game with Uncertainty

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV AT RALEIGH CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-02-21

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

We consider dynamic electromagnetic evasion-interrogation games in which the evader can use ferroelectric material coatings to attempt to avoid detection while the interrogator can manipulate the interrogating frequencies to enhance detection. The resulting problem is formulated as a two-player zero-sum dynamic differential game in which the cost functional is based on the expected value of the intensity of the reflected signal. We show that there exists a saddle point for the relaxed form of this dynamic differential game in which the relaxed controls appear bilinearly in the dynamics governed by a partial differential equation. We also present a computational framework for construction of approximate saddle point strategies in feedback form for a special case of this relaxed differential game with strategies and payoff in the sense of Berkovitz.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE