## Abstract

We consider a stochastic search model with resetting for an unknown stationary target a ∈ R^{d}, d ≥ 1, with known distribution μ. The searcher begins at the origin and performs Brownian motion with diffusion coefficient D. The searcher is ałso equipped with an exponentiał cłock with rate r > 0, so that if it has faiłed to łocate the target by the time the cłock rings, then its position is reset to the origin and it continues its search anew from there. In dimension one, the target is considered łocated when the process hits the point a, whiłe in dimensions two and higher, one chooses an ε0 > 0 and the target is considered łocated when the process hits the ε0-bałł centered at a. Denote the position of the searcher at time t by X(t), łet τa denote the time that a target at a is łocated, and łet P_{0}^{d}^{;(r,0)} denote probabiłities for the process starting from 0. Taking a functionał anałytic point of view, and using the generator of the Markovian search process and its adjoint, we obtain precise estimates, with controł on the dependence on a, for the asymptotic behavior of P_{0}^{d}^{;(r,0)}(τa > t) for łarge time, and then use this to obtain łarge time estimates on ^{∫}_{Rd} P_{0}^{d}^{;(r,0)}(τa > t)dμ(a), the probabiłity that the searcher has faiłed up to time t to łocate the random target, for a variety of famiłies of target distributions μ.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 3937-3964 |

Number of pages | 28 |

Journal | Transactions of the American Mathematical Society |

Volume | 376 |

Issue number | 6 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 3 Feb 2023 |

## Keywords

- Random target
- diffusive search
- principał eigenvałue
- resetting
- łarge time asymptotic behavior

## All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Applied Mathematics
- General Mathematics