Entropy 2013, 15(7), 2766-2787; doi:10.3390/e15072766
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Protection Intensity Evaluation for a Security System Based on Entropy Theory

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Received: 7 May 2013; in revised form: 13 June 2013 / Accepted: 12 July 2013 / Published: 17 July 2013
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Abstract: The protection effectiveness is an important metric to judge whether a security system is good or not. In this paper, a security system deployed in a guard field is regarded abstractly as a security network. A quantitative protection effectiveness evaluation method based on entropy theory is introduced. We propose the protection intensity model, which can be used to calculate the protection intensity of a stationary or moving object provided by a security system or a security network. Using the protection intensity model, an algorithm, specifically for finding the minimal protection intensity paths of a field deployed multiple security system, is also put forward. The minimal protection intensity paths can be considered as the effectiveness measure of security networks. Finally, we present the simulation of the methods and models in this paper.
Keywords: security system; security network; effectiveness assessment; information entropy; protection intensity
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Lv, H.; Hu, R.; Chen, J.; He, Z.; Chen, S. Protection Intensity Evaluation for a Security System Based on Entropy Theory. Entropy 2013, 15, 2766-2787.

AMA Style

Lv H, Hu R, Chen J, He Z, Chen S. Protection Intensity Evaluation for a Security System Based on Entropy Theory. Entropy. 2013; 15(7):2766-2787.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Lv, Haitao; Hu, Ruimin; Chen, Jun; He, Zheng; Chen, Shihong. 2013. "Protection Intensity Evaluation for a Security System Based on Entropy Theory." Entropy 15, no. 7: 2766-2787.


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