Accession Number : AD0785288

Title :   Optimal Search Using a Sensor with Uncertain Sweep Width,

Corporate Author : WAGNER (DANIEL H) ASSOCIATES PAOLI PA

Personal Author(s) : Stone,Lawrence D.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : In this paper the author considers the problem of searching for a stationary target with a sensor whose sweep width is uncertain. It is assumed that there is a prior target location distribution for sweep width. Let P(t) be the probability of finding the target by time t. The author wishes to find search plans which maximize P(t) for all t.

Descriptors :   *Search theory, Probability density functions, Allocations, Uncertainty, Theorems

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE