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Title: Receiver Operating Characteristic Analysis for Detecting Explosives-related Threats

Abstract

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are interested in developing a standardized testing procedure for determining the performance of candidate detection systems. This document outlines a potential method for judging detection system performance as well as determining if combining the information from a legacy system with a new system can signicantly improve performance. In this document, performance corresponds to the Neyman-Pearson criterion applied to the Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curves of the detection systems in question. A simulation was developed to investigate how the amount of data provided by the vendor in the form of the ROC curve eects the performance of the combined detection system. Furthermore, the simulation also takes into account the potential eects of correlation and how this information can also impact the performance of the combined system.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Mark E. Oxley (Air Force Institute of Tehcnology AETC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE DHS
OSTI Identifier:
1068871
Report Number(s):
AFIT\EN 11-2012-1
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0006992
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; Detection, Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) Curve, Threat reduction

Citation Formats

Oxley, Mark E, and Venzin, Alexander M. Receiver Operating Characteristic Analysis for Detecting Explosives-related Threats. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1068871.
Oxley, Mark E, & Venzin, Alexander M. Receiver Operating Characteristic Analysis for Detecting Explosives-related Threats. United States. doi:10.2172/1068871.
Oxley, Mark E, and Venzin, Alexander M. Wed . "Receiver Operating Characteristic Analysis for Detecting Explosives-related Threats". United States. doi:10.2172/1068871. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1068871.
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abstractNote = {The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are interested in developing a standardized testing procedure for determining the performance of candidate detection systems. This document outlines a potential method for judging detection system performance as well as determining if combining the information from a legacy system with a new system can signicantly improve performance. In this document, performance corresponds to the Neyman-Pearson criterion applied to the Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curves of the detection systems in question. A simulation was developed to investigate how the amount of data provided by the vendor in the form of the ROC curve eects the performance of the combined detection system. Furthermore, the simulation also takes into account the potential eects of correlation and how this information can also impact the performance of the combined system.},
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