Sensors 2010, 10(9), 8070-8091; doi:10.3390/s100908070
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Locating Sensors for Detecting Source-to-Target Patterns of Special Nuclear Material Smuggling: A Spatial Information Theoretic Approach

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Received: 2 July 2010; in revised form: 27 July 2010 / Accepted: 13 August 2010 / Published: 27 August 2010
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Abstract: In this paper, a spatial information-theoretic model is proposed to locate sensors for detecting source-to-target patterns of special nuclear material (SNM) smuggling. In order to ship the nuclear materials from a source location with SNM production to a target city, the smugglers must employ global and domestic logistics systems. This paper focuses on locating a limited set of fixed and mobile radiation sensors in a transportation network, with the intent to maximize the expected information gain and minimize the estimation error for the subsequent nuclear material detection stage. A Kalman filtering-based framework is adapted to assist the decision-maker in quantifying the network-wide information gain and SNM flow estimation accuracy.
Keywords: Kalman filter; sensor network; nuclear material smuggling; information theory
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Przybyla, J.; Taylor, J.; Zhou, X. Locating Sensors for Detecting Source-to-Target Patterns of Special Nuclear Material Smuggling: A Spatial Information Theoretic Approach. Sensors 2010, 10, 8070-8091.

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Przybyla J, Taylor J, Zhou X. Locating Sensors for Detecting Source-to-Target Patterns of Special Nuclear Material Smuggling: A Spatial Information Theoretic Approach. Sensors. 2010; 10(9):8070-8091.

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Przybyla, Jay; Taylor, Jeffrey; Zhou, Xuesong. 2010. "Locating Sensors for Detecting Source-to-Target Patterns of Special Nuclear Material Smuggling: A Spatial Information Theoretic Approach." Sensors 10, no. 9: 8070-8091.


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