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dc.contributor.advisorSzechman, Roberto
dc.contributor.authorCfir, Dolev
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:33:17Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:33:17Z
dc.date.issued2005-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/1837
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractBorders are monitored by a variety of moving and stationary sensors, e.g., patrol agents, video cameras, ground sensors, UAVs, etc. This paper introduces a model for a moving sensor that patrols a perimeter that is infiltrated by malevolent agents (targets). Targets arrive according to a Poisson process along the perimeter with a certain distribution of arrival location, and disappear (renege) a random amount of time after their arrival. The measures of effectiveness (MOEs) presented in this paper are the target detection rate and the time elapsed from target arrival to its detection (waiting time). We study two types of sensor trajectories that are periodic and with constant speed: 1. The sensor moves from a starting point to a certain location and then leaps instantaneously back to the starting point. 2. The sensor moves back and forth between two points. The controlled parameters (decision variables) are the beginning and end points of the patrolled sector. Properties of these trajectories are demonstrated in great generality. The results give decision makers a powerful tool for optimally deploying and operating a variety of sensors in an area of interest.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/amodelofborderpa109451837
dc.format.extentxii, 33 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined
in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the
public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States
Code, Section 105, is not copyrighted in the U.S.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDecision makingen_US
dc.subject.lcshOperations researchen_US
dc.titleA model of Border Patrol to support optimal operation of border surveillance sensorsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderKress, Moshe
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.oclc62882177
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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