Accession Number : AD0654366

Title :   AN OPTIMUM DISCRETE SEARCH OF A GAUSSIAN PROBABILITY DENSITY DISTRIBUTION,

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

Personal Author(s) : Schwab,V.

Report Date : 17 OCT 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Expressions are obtained for the cumulative acquisition probability and the mean cumulative acquisition time of an optimum discrete search of a Gaussian probability density distribution. The search is optimum in that the cumulative acquisition probability is maximum at every instant of the search or, what is equivalent, the mean cumulative acquisition time is a minimum. The term discrete denotes that the search function, which gives the number of times that a point is searched in a search of given duration, is restricted to positive integral values. Upper and lower bounds for the mean cumulative acquisition time of the search are also derived and evaluated numerically. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEARCH THEORY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), PROBABILITY, OPTIMIZATION, RANDOM VARIABLES, POSITION FINDING, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, TABLES(DATA), MATHEMATICS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE