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dc.contributor.advisorHoffman, James C.
dc.contributor.authorHenry, James J., IV
dc.dateMarch 1993
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T16:17:53Z
dc.date.available2012-11-29T16:17:53Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/23851
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the optimization method of simulated annealing for use in an analytic tool for counter-narcotics analysis. A model is developed, employing RAND Corporation's Simulation of Adaptive Response model as an objective function evaluator, which optimizes interdiction asset locations relative to a simple smuggling network in the Caribbean region. in addition to asset location optimization, the response of the model to changing numbers of assets is al tested. Result indicate that this methodology has potential for use in the counter-narcotics program, and perhaps other network interdiction applications. Further research and testing are recommended. Military dog interdiction and the smuggling threat are discussed.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/departmentofdefe1094523851
dc.format.extent76 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleDepartment of Defense in the war on drugs: an optimization model for counter-narcotics assetsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBailey, Michael P.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Operations Research
dc.subject.authorSimulated annealingen_US
dc.subject.authorOptimizationen_US
dc.subject.authorCounter-narcoticsen_US
dc.subject.authorCocaineen_US
dc.subject.authorDrugsen_US
dc.subject.authorStochastic networken_US
dc.subject.authorMilitaryen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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