A Stochastic Characterization of the Capture Zone in Pursuit-Evasion Games

BATTISTINI, Simone (2020). A Stochastic Characterization of the Capture Zone in Pursuit-Evasion Games. Games, 11 (4), e54.

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Pursuit-evasion games are used to define guidance strategies for multi-agent planning problems. Although optimal strategies exist for deterministic scenarios, in the case when information about the opponent players is imperfect, it is important to evaluate the effect of uncertainties on the estimated variables. This paper proposes a method to characterize the game space of a pursuit-evasion game under a stochastic perspective. The Mahalanobis distance is used as a metric to determine the levels of confidence in the estimation of the Zero Effort Miss across the capture zone. This information can be used to gain an insight into the guidance strategy. A simulation is carried out to provide numerical results.

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Additional Information: ** From MDPI via Jisc Publications Router ** Licence for this article: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ **Journal IDs: eissn 2073-4336 **History: published 20-11-2020; accepted 16-11-2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: pursuit-evasion games, missile guidance, differential games, observability, Mahalanobis distance, Cramér–Rao lower bound
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/g11040054
Page Range: e54
SWORD Depositor: Colin Knott
Depositing User: Colin Knott
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2020 17:34
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 20:15
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27638

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