Accession Number : AD0816053

Title :   AN OPTIMAL PURSUIT-EVASION STRATEGY FOR LINEAR SAMPLED-DATA SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Hutchison, Charles Howard ; Permenter, Lawrence Flanders

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : Differential game theory and dynamic programming are applied to derive the optimal strategy, or sequence of controls, for a class of linear, sampled-data, pursuit-evasion problems. The necessary and sufficient conditions for existence of the solution are derived. A digital computer program for simulating control generation and system trajectories is given. The results of simulation tests using this digital computer model are presented to demonstrate the salient characteristics of the strategy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PURSUIT COURSES, EVASION), (*WAR GAMES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*GAME THEORY, PURSUIT COURSES), COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, OPTIMIZATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INTERCEPTION PROBABILITIES, INTERCEPT TRAJECTORIES, LINEAR SYSTEMS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), THESES.

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE