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dc.contributor.authorLin, Kyle Y.
dc.contributor.authorKress, Moshe.
dc.contributor.authorSzechtman, Roberto.
dc.date2006-07
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-27T23:23:44Z
dc.date.available2013-02-27T23:23:44Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/28809
dc.description.abstract"A surveillance system is designated to detect terrorists in a crowded area to prevent a potential attack. Such a system usually does not have the capacity to screen all the people in the area. If the sojourn time distribution of a terrorist is different from that of the other people in the crowd, then it is possible to increase the probability of detecting a terrorist in time by using a decision rule to choose whom to inspect next. We use a queueing model with impatient customers to describe the interaction between the surveillance system and the surveyed people. We identify a few cases when a simple service rule--such as the first-come-first-serve-rule--is optimal. In general, we develop a heuristic policy that is particularly effective in an area with heavy traffic, such as an airport check-in lobby."-- p. ven_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPrepared for: Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 93943-5000.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/schedulingpolici00link
dc.format.extentvi, 23 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.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.titleScheduling policies for an antiterrorist surveillance systemen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.identifier.oclcocm76833267
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-OR-06-008


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