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The visibility of stationary and moving targets in the plane subject to a Poisson field of shadowing elements

  • M. Yadin (a1) and S. Zacks (a2)


A methodology for an analytical derivation of visibility probabilities of n stationary target points in the plane is developed for the case when shadows are cast by a Poisson random field of obscuring elements. In addition, formulae for the moments of a measure of the total proportional visibility along a star-shaped curve are given.


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Postal address: Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion — Israel Institute of Technology, Technion City, Haifa 32000, Israel.
∗∗ Postal address: Center for Statistics, Quality Control and Design, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY 13901, USA.


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Research partially supported by Contract DAAGZ983K0176 with the U.S. Army Research Office.



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