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Author Stone, Lawrence D., author
Title Optimal search for moving targets / by Lawrence D. Stone, Johannes O. Royset, Alan R. Washburn
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2016
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xiv, 211 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Series International series in operations research & management science, 0884-8289 ; volume 237
International series in operations research & management science ; volume 237
Note Introduction -- Search for a Stationary Target -- Search for a Moving Target in Discrete Space and Time -- Path-Constrained Search in Discrete Time and Space -- Search for Moving Targets in Continuous Space -- Constrained Search in Continuous Time and Space -- Search Games
This book begins with a review of basic results in optimal search for a stationary target. It then develops the theory of optimal search for a moving target, providing algorithms for computing optimal plans and examples of their use. Next it develops methods for computing optimal search plans involving multiple targets and multiple searchers with realistic operational constraints on search movement. These results assume that the target does not react to the search. In the final chapter there is a brief overview of mostly military problems where the target tries to avoid being found as well as rescue or rendezvous problems where the target and the searcher cooperate. Larry Stone wrote his definitive book Theory of Optimal Search in 1975, dealing almost exclusively with the stationary target search problem. Since then the theory has advanced to encompass search for targets that move even as the search proceeds, and computers have developed sufficient capability to employ the improved theory. In this book, Stone joins Royset and Washburn to document and explain this expanded theory of search. The problem of how to search for moving targets arises every day in military, rescue, law enforcement, and border patrol operations
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Industrial management -- Research
Production management -- Research
Operations research
Search theory
Business and Management
Operation Research/Decision Theory
Operations Research, Management Science
Market Research/Competitive Intelligence
Alt Author Royset, Johannes O., author
Washburn, Alan R., author
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