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dc.contributor.advisorMorton, David P.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPopova, Elmiraen
dc.creatorHawley, Megan Lynnen 2012en
dc.description.abstractWe analyze an interdiction problem in which a nuclear-material smuggler can traverse the rail and road ports of entry (POEs) along the Mexican and Canadian borders of the United States. Our objective is to determine the optimal locations of a limited number of transparent and non-transparent assets so as to minimize the smuggler’s total probability of evasion, from origin to destination. We choose origins in Mexico and Canada and give the smuggler a diverse set of destinations to choose from. Our analysis aims to provide a complete prioritization and picture of the threat at Mexican and Canadian POEs, leading to insight into practical locations for transparent and non-transparent assets.en
dc.subjectInterdiction networksen
dc.subjectNuclear smugglingen
dc.subjectRadiation detectorsen
dc.subjectRadiation warning systemsen
dc.subjectTransparent assetsen
dc.subjectNon-transparent assetsen
dc.titleInterdicting smuggler movement with transparent and non-transparent assetsen
dc.description.departmentMechanical Engineeringen

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