Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences

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The purpose of this paper is to study the coordinated search problem in which velocity of the searcher is a random variable. We are interested in finding a hole which randomly located on one of two disjoint oil pipelines or a cut in one of two lines of the power cable under sea surface. There are two searchers on every line that start the searching process from the origin of their line. In addition to calculating the expected value of the detection time, we derived the conditions which can minimize this expected value.:

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