Accession Number : AD0746030

Title :   Experimental Study of Heuristic Search Method for Two-Dimensional Multimodal Optimum Point.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN ELECTRONICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Oda,Moriya ; Womack,B. F.

Report Date : 15 SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : The paper is an experimental study of a heuristic method for searching the global optimum point of a two-dimensional, multimodal, non-linear, and unknown criterion function by using sighted, blindfolded, and blind subjects. First, the paper defines a heuristic search, formulates the problem of heuristic search, clarifies important assumptions embedded in the heuristic search, establishes an experimental method for such a heuristic search, and develops a series of experiments. Second, the paper surveys some examples of the heuristic search behaviro, deviation of the trial number of search, and the degree of heuristic search performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEARCH THEORY, OPTIMIZATION), DECISION THEORY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, RANDOM VARIABLES, PROBABILITY, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE