A survey of allocation models in search theory.
Engler, Brian David
Taylor, James G.
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The problem of optimally allocating available efforts to search for an object at sea comprises a major class of problems in naval warfare. This thesis resents in some detail Koopman's classic two-region and continuous search models, along with the n-region discrete model which provides some continuity between the two. Brief summaries of four of the more important extensions to the basic theory are also included.
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