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Target search by golden weave

  • W. E. Sharp
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Abstract

The optimal sequential procedure for performing a track search of a region is by the method of successive halving. This method minimizes the minimum deviation from the ideality of sequential division of a region into equally sized areas. For most track searches no cost is incurred in going from an exit point on the perimeter of a region to the next entry point. In the special circumstance where this cost becomes significant, a sequential track search by the golden weave becomes attractive.

Key words

Track search golden weave golden division entropy 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. E. Sharp
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  1. 1.Department of GeologyUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

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