Title

ANALYSIS OF SENSOR RESOURCES DEPLOYMENT IN AN ESCAPE EVASION SCENARIO

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1990

Department

Computing

Abstract

Sensor resources deployment in a two-dimensional geographic grid is analyzed under the assumption that the intruder has perfect knowledge of the detection capabilities of the deployed sensors and associated systems. This situation represents a "worst-case" scenario for the sensor system. Dynamic programming techniques are used to calculate the optimal escape/evasion routes, which are then displayed as two dimensional path plots. The average instantaneous probabilities of detection and the cumulative probabilities of detection along possible paths are represented by computer-generated bar charts. Additional statistics concerning path characteristics are also available. For the purpose of comparing the optimal escape/evasion paths with other sub-optimal paths, the analyses of coherent linear paths, random linear paths and constrained random paths are also available. Other uses for the model are also discussed.

Publication Title

MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTER MODELLING

Volume

14

First Page

1134

Last Page

1139