Accession Number : AD0708477

Title :   CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE THEORY AND APPLICATIONS OF PURSUIT-EVASION GAMES.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Lin,Ho-Sen

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : Two phases of pursuit-evasion games are considered. The first deals with the problem of completion of a class of pursuit-evasion games. The other is concerned with the computational aspects of nonlinear differential games. In the first part, necessary and sufficient conditions for completion of a game are derived. The problem of existence of the optimal completion time and optimal strategies are analyzed. Also, methods used in obtaining solution are developed. Several numerical examples are given to clarify the presentation. In the second part, a detailed comparison between control problems and differential games is given. The difficulties in extending game problems are also discussed. A differential game between a maneuverable ballistic re-entry vehicle and an interceptor is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAME THEORY, OPTIMIZATION), PURSUIT COURSES, EVASION, NONLINEAR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, GUIDED MISSILES, REENTRY VEHICLES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, THESES

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE