Accession Number : AD0736146

Title :   Optimal Sequential Pattern Recognition--A Military Illustrative Usage Example,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Hammond,M. H. , Jr

Report Date : JUL 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Application is made of a computerized mechanization that applies the discrete Pontryagin Maximum Principle (PMP) to the problem of finding the best sequence of measurements of particular features in a pattern recognition system containing noise. The best sequence is defined as the one that minimizes a performance functional composed of the costs incurred in taking the measurements, the penalties from incorrect decisions, and a measurement of the progress toward reaching the decision. The application used is to aid a battlefield commander in a hypothetical problem of optimal deployment of various sensors. The sensors used are audio unattended ground sensors, MTI radarequipped helicopters, and special optically equipped helicopters. An assumption of costs and probabilities is made so that a specific example problem is solved. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMBAT SURVEILLANCE, *PATTERN RECOGNITION), DETECTORS, ACOUSTIC DETECTORS, INFRARED DETECTORS, DEPLOYMENT, PASSIVE DEFENSE, INSURGENCY, DECISION MAKING, MOVING TARGET INDICATORS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SEQUENTIAL ANALYSIS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE