Accession Number : AD0699515

Title :   OPTIMAL WHEREABOUTS SEARCH,

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Kadane,Joseph B.

Report Date : 13 JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : An optimal whereabouts search maximizes the probability of correctly stating, at the end of a search costing no more than some budget C, which box contains the object. The paper shows that an optimal whereabouts search never searches the box to be guessed. An algorithm is given for finding an optimal whereabouts search strategy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEARCH THEORY, ALGORITHMS), DETECTION, COST EFFECTIVENESS

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE