Accession Number : AD0851798

Title :   Sequential Multi-Decision Procedures and Stopping Rule Problems Associated with Target Identification and Acquisition Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical publication,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Reed, Frank C.

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : A basic problem associated with Target Identification and Acquisition Systems (TIAS) is to determine the types of data processing that should be performed on emitter signals with various measurable characteristics. This report presents a functional equation solvable by backward induction which will select an optimal data-processing scheme so that timely action with regard to the emitter may be taken. The solution of this functional equation for a hypothetical processing system capable of analyzing a variety of data associated with the signal should indicate the most valuable aspects of emitter data to gather. For advanced TIAS systems a special-purpose computer designed around the solution of such a functional equation may allow for real-time decisions in the processing of data.

Descriptors :   (*TARGET RECOGNITION, DATA PROCESSING), TARGET ACQUISITION, THREAT EVALUATION, DECISION MAKING, COMPUTERS, REAL TIME, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, OPTIMIZATION.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE