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24 August 1998 Prototype software model for designing intruder detection systems with simulation
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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.
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Jeffrey S. Smith, Brett A. Peters, James C. Curry, and Dinesh Gupta "Prototype software model for designing intruder detection systems with simulation", Proc. SPIE 3369, Enabling Technology for Simulation Science II, (24 August 1998);


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