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dc.contributor.advisorBuss, Arnold
dc.contributor.authorJuarez, Andres T., III
dc.date16-Jun
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-02T19:35:26Z
dc.date.available2016-08-02T19:35:26Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/49500
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe nuclear threat remains a top priority for the United States government; there are many agencies whose sole focus is thwarting terrorist actions. As layer upon layer of both passive and active defensive measures are employed, the research community continues to bear new tools to aid in detection of radiological material. Incorporating and developing tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) for those devices becomes a challenge in and of itself. For this thesis, the Polaris 2.1 Gamma Ray Imaging Radiation Detection Device (Polaris) was selected as the technology to be modeled. The platform, Simkit, was utilized to create a discrete event simulation (DES) model of the Polaris. After carefully constructing the DES, multiple simulations were run measuring the time to detect all radiation sources in the simulated environment. Then, all data and parameters from the simulation were used for statistical analysis to determine significant factors in the DES--for example, not only was the strength of the radiation source significant, but so was the amount of variance introduced into the DES. These results are non-intuitive and pave a path for further research to enhance the DES and find the optimal TTPs for this device from both the tactical and operational perspectives.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/discreteeventsim1094549500
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.titleDiscrete event simulation model of the Polaris 2.1 Gamma Ray Imaging Radiation Detection Deviceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMullins, Steve
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
dc.subject.authordiscrete event simulation modelen_US
dc.subject.authorradiation detectionen_US
dc.subject.authorfactor analysisen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineModeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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