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dc.contributor.authorSzechtman, Roberto
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Kurt E.
dc.contributor.authorAtkinson, Michael P.
dc.date2011
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-22T20:25:52Z
dc.date.available2014-01-22T20:25:52Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citation2011. A Sequential Perspective on Searching for Static Targets. European Journal of Operational Research, 215, pp 218-226. (With K. Wilson and M. P. Atkinson)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/38432
dc.descriptionEuropean Journal of Operational Research, 215, pp 218-226en_US
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be located at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2011.05.045en_US
dc.description.abstractWe present a sequential approach to detect static targets with imperfect sensors, which range from tower-mounted cameras to satellites. The scenario is operationally relevant to many military, homeland security, search and rescue, environmental engineering, counter-narcotics, and law enforcement applications. The idea is to stop the search as soon as there is enough probabilistic evidence about the targets’ locations, given an operator-prescribed error tolerance, knowledge of the sensors’ parameters, and a sequence of detection signals from the sensors. By stopping the search as soon as possible, we promote efficiency by freeing up sensors and operators to perform other tasks. The model we develop has the added benefits of decreasing operator workload and providing negative information as a search progresses.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleA Sequential Perspective on Searching for Static Targetsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research Department
dc.subject.authorApplied probabilityen_US
dc.subject.authorOR in militaryen_US
dc.subject.authorSequential analysisen_US


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