Journal of Transportation Security

, Volume 9, Issue 1–2, pp 17–34

An optimal sonar placement approach for detecting underwater threats under budget limitations

  • Taofeek Biobaku
  • Gino J. Lim
  • Selim Bora
  • Jaeyoung Cho
  • Hamid Parsaei
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12198-015-0164-8

Cite this article as:
Biobaku, T., Lim, G.J., Bora, S. et al. J Transp Secur (2016) 9: 17. doi:10.1007/s12198-015-0164-8
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Abstract

Providing surveillance to maritime infrastructures against imminent threats is studied in this paper. Surveillance is achieved with the aid of optimally placed sonars. Under a budget-limited deployment strategy involving both static and mobile sonars, a new optimization model using hexagonal grid systems is proposed. Numerical results suggest our approach delivers acceptable detection coverage under a multi-period placement scheme.

Keywords

Grid system Sonar placement Underwater threat detection Mixed-integer programming Optimization model 

Funding information

Funder NameGrant NumberFunding Note
Qatar Foundation (QA)
  • C12-00428

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Taofeek Biobaku
    • 1
  • Gino J. Lim
    • 1
  • Selim Bora
    • 2
  • Jaeyoung Cho
    • 1
  • Hamid Parsaei
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Texas A&M University at QatarDohaQatar

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