Accession Number : AD0487149

Title :   PROBLEMS OF PURSUIT AND EVASION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Bresson, M.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : Problems of pursuit and evasion play significant part in naval warfar -- particularly in ASW. They are of no less importance in aerial warfare and are now becoming important in space. Their practical importance has given rise to a great many studies in both the USA and the USSR. The later were little known until two or three years ago, since when they have bocome more and more available in translation. This has revealed that the Soviet development has been so great that the eminent mathematician Pontryagin leads a complete school on the subject. Among other things he has discovered a Maximum principle that bears his name. This report presents an analysis of the work of the Pontryagin school in its relation to ASW and in its relation to other work in the same field -- especially to that of the great Swedish probabilist: U. Grenander. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WAR GAMES, ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE), EVASION, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, GAME THEORY, ALGEBRAIC TOPOLOGY, PROBABILITY, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS).

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE