Estimating the probability of a diffusing target encountering a stationary sensor

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Authors
Eagle, James N.
Subjects
Search, Diffusion
Advisors
Date of Issue
1985-07
Date
1985-07
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
In this report two expressions are given for the probability of a diffusing target avoiding detection to time t by a sensor fixed at the center of a square region A. The target is constrained to always remain within A. The first expression results from an approximation to the exact solution of the diffusion equation, and the second from experimentation with a Monte Carlo simulation of the diffusion process.
Type
Technical Report
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Department
Operations Research
Organization
Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences (GSOIS)
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
NPS55-85-013
Sponsors
Prepared For: Naval War College
Funder
N0012485WR35505
Format
Citation
Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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