Accession Number : ADD004085

Title :   Electronic Urn Decision Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bishop, Walton B

Report Date : 10 May 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A probabilistic decision making device produces an 'Accept' decision when a predetermined ratio of input 1's to 0's is established for a predetermined total amount of binary information. The decision making process in essence is an implementation of probability theory relating to a classical 'Urn' problem. The device forms a standard reference decision device for similar types of decision making apparatus. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *LOGIC CIRCUITS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, DECISION MAKING, COUNTERS, BINARY ARITHMETIC, PROBABILITY

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE