Accession Number : AD0654334

Title :   APPLICATIONS OF A PRINCIPLE OF OPTIMUM SEARCH TO SOME SPECIAL CLASSES OF SEARCH PROBLEMS,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Schwab,V.

Report Date : 03 FEB 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : A search conducted in the variable x for the purpose of discovering the unknown value of a target coordinate, x = x sub T, is said to be optimum if the cumulative acquisition probability is maximum at every instant of the search. Optimum searches are obtained for problems in which: x sub T = u, where u is a stationary random variable; x sub T = vt, where v is a stationary random variable and t = or > 0 denotes time; x sub T = u + vt, where u and v are stationary, independent random variables with uniform probability density distributions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEARCH THEORY, MATHEMATICS), (*TARGETS, POSITION FINDING), RANDOM VARIABLES, PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, OPTIMIZATION, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE