Statistics Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

10-2010

Publication Source

Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences

Volume

24

Issue

4

Start Page

525

Last Page

534

DOI

10.1017/S026996481000015X

Abstract

We consider a simple model of sequential decisions made by a fusion agent that receives binary-passive reports from distributed sensors. The main result is an explicit formula for the probability of making a decision before a fixed budget is exhausted. These results depend on the relationship between a special ruin problem for a “lazy random walk” and a traditional biased walk.

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Date Posted: 27 November 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.