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Title: SAFE-PORT project: an Approach to Port Surveillance and Protection
Authors: Martins, M.
Casimiro, R. P.
Gonçalves, S.
Rodrigues, A.
Captivo, M. E.
Gonçalves, G.
Sousa, J.
Calado, J.
Manso, M.
Lopes, J.
Freitas, J. C.
Abreu, M.
Bezzeghoud, M.
Salgado, R,
Keywords: Decision Support Systems
Harbour and Port Protection
Maritime Surveillance
Issue Date: 3-Nov-2010
Publisher: Waterside Security Conference (WSS), 2010 International
Abstract: SAFE-PORT is a recently started project addressing the complex issue of determining the best configurations of resources for harbour and port surveillance and protection. More specifically, the main goal is to find, for any given scenario, an adequate set of configuration solutions - i.e., number and type of sensors and equipments, their locations and operating modes, the corresponding personnel and other support resources - that maximize protection over a specific area. The project includes research and development of sensors models, novel algorithms for optimization and decision support, and a computer-based decision support system (DSS) to assist decision makers in that task. It includes also the development of a simulation environment for modelling relevant aspects of the scenario (including sensors used for surveillance, platforms, threats and the environment), capable to incorporate data from field-trials, used to test and validate solutions proposed by the DSS. Test cases will consider the use of intelligent agents to model the behaviour of threats and of NATO forces in a realistic way, following experts' definitions and parameters.
ISBN: 978-1-4244-8894-0
Type: article
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