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Prototype software model for designing intruder detection systems with simulation
Author(s): Jeffrey S. Smith; Brett A. Peters; James C. Curry; Dinesh Gupta
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Paper Abstract

This article explores using discrete-event simulation for the design and control of defence oriented fixed-sensor- based detection system in a facility housing items of significant interest to enemy forces. The key issues discussed include software development, simulation-based optimization within a modeling framework, and the expansion of the framework to create real-time control tools and training simulations. The software discussed in this article is a flexible simulation environment where the data for the simulation are stored in an external database and the simulation logic is being implemented using a commercial simulation package. The simulation assesses the overall security level of a building against various intruder scenarios. A series of simulation runs with different inputs can determine the change in security level with changes in the sensor configuration, building layout, and intruder/guard strategies. In addition, the simulation model developed for the design stage of the project can be modified to produce a control tool for the testing, training, and real-time control of systems with humans and sensor hardware in the loop.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3369, Enabling Technology for Simulation Science II, (24 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319324
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Jeffrey S. Smith, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Brett A. Peters, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
James C. Curry, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Dinesh Gupta, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3369:
Enabling Technology for Simulation Science II
Alex F. Sisti, Editor(s)

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