Date of Award
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Meir Pachter, PhD.
Motivated by the possibilities afforded by active target defense, a 3-agent pursuit-evasion differential game involving an Attacker/Pursuer, a Target/Evader, and a Defender is considered. The Defender strives to assist the Target by intercepting the Attacker before the latter reaches the Target. A barrier surface in a reduced state space separates the winning regions of the Attacker and Target-Defender team. In this thesis, attention focuses primarily on the Attacker's region of win where, under optimal Attacker play, the Defender cannot preclude the Attacker from capturing the Target. Both optimal and suboptimal strategies are investigated. This thesis uses several methods to breakdown and analyze the 3-player differential game.
DTIC Accession Number
Anderson, Roger S., "Defender-assisted Evasion and Pursuit Maneuvers" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 1791.