Binaural Estimation of Cross-Range Velocity and Optimum Escape Maneuvers by Moths

  • Richard A. Altes
  • Gerald M. Anderson
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (volume 28)


Roeder (1970) has shown that noctuid moths display erratic flight patterns during pursuit by bats, and that these moths are capable of sensing their approximate distance from the bat (from the loudness of echolocation signals) and the direction of the bat (from comparison of two sound sensors on opposite sides of the body). This behavior suggests the following two problems: (1) What is the best maneuver the moth can make?, and (2) Is the bat theoretically capable of sensing such a maneuver?


Doppler Shift Differential Game Perfect Information Approximate Distance Capture Region 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

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  • Richard A. Altes
  • Gerald M. Anderson

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