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Deploying security forces to intercept threats

Mijden, T.L.C. van der (2012) Deploying security forces to intercept threats.

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Abstract:To protect valuable objects and critical infrastructures, security forces are often deployed to surveil and patrol assigned areas, aiming to intercept incoming threats. This study's purpose is to help deploy these security forces most effectively, while taking into account that these forces operate in an uncertain environment and are often faced with multiple threats. To do this, an interdiction game on a queueing network is developed and analyzed. We prove the existence of optimal strategies and locate these strategies for special networks. In application of this research, counter-piracy efforts are considered. We analyze the deployment of naval ships to patrol areas to intercept pirates attempting to reach shipping lines. We provide a method to determine where available naval ships should patrol to reduce pirate attacks maximally.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:31 mathematics
Programme:Applied Mathematics MSc (60348)
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