Accession Number : AD0707707

Title :   STUDY CONCERNING THE ASSIGNMENT PROBLEM IN A SHIP TRACKING CONTEXT.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Fisher,Marian R.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The following statistical criteria - maximizing the joint probability, minimizing the joint probability, maximizing the expected number, maximizing the average odds - are evaluated for their ability to serve as a basis for determining the optimal assignment of reports to ship tracks from the data in a likelihood matrix and compared to the non-statistical matrix-scan method. The recommendation is made to use the non-statistical matrix-scan method over the various statistical criteria as it yields comparable results and is computationally convenient. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHIPS, TRACKING), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, DECISION THEORY, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), PROBABILITY

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE