The Barrier Surface in the Cooperative Football Differential Game
This paper considers the blocking or football pursuit-evasion differential game. Two pursuers cooperate and try to capture the ball carrying evader as far as possible from the goal line. The evader wishes to be as close as possible to the goal line at the time of capture and, if possible, reach the line. In this paper the solution of the game of kind is provided: The Barrier surface that partitions the state space into two winning sets, one for the pursuer team and one for the evader, is constructed. Under optimal play, the winning team is determined by evaluating the associated Barrier function.
Garcia, E., Casbeer, D. W., & Pachter, M. (n.d.). The Barrier Surface in the Cooperative Football Differential Game. Retrieved December 30, 2022, from http://arxiv.org/abs/2006.03682