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Title: Physical Protection System Upgrades - Optimizing for Performance and Cost

Abstract

CPA--Cost and Performance Analysis--is an architecture that supports analysis of physical protection systems and upgrade options. ASSESS (Analytic System and Software for Evaluating Security Systems), a tool for evaluating performance of physical protection systems, currently forms the cornerstone for evaluating detection probabilities and delay times of the system. Cost and performance data are offered to the decision-maker at the systems level and to technologists at the path-element level. A new optimization engine has been attached to the CPA methodology to automate analyses of many combinations (portfolios) of technologies. That engine controls a new analysis sequencer that automatically modifies ASSESS PPS files (facility descriptions), automatically invokes ASSESS Outsider analysis and then saves results for post-processing. Users can constrain the search to an upper bound on total cost, to a lower bound on level of performance, or to include specific technologies or technology types. This process has been applied to a set of technology development proposals to identify those portfolios that provide the most improvement in physical security for the lowest cost to install, operate and maintain at a baseline facility.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
8859
Report Number(s):
SAND99-0289C
TRN: US0101987
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Institute of Nuclear Materials Management 40th Meeting, Phoenix, AZ (US), 07/25/1999--07/29/1999; Other Information: PBD: 9 Jul 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; DETECTION; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; PERFORMANCE; PHYSICAL PROTECTION; SECURITY; PHYSICAL PROTECTION DEVICES; COST; C CODES; A CODES

Citation Formats

Bouchard, Ann M., and Hicks, Mary Jane. Physical Protection System Upgrades - Optimizing for Performance and Cost. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Bouchard, Ann M., & Hicks, Mary Jane. Physical Protection System Upgrades - Optimizing for Performance and Cost. United States.
Bouchard, Ann M., and Hicks, Mary Jane. Fri . "Physical Protection System Upgrades - Optimizing for Performance and Cost". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/8859.
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abstractNote = {CPA--Cost and Performance Analysis--is an architecture that supports analysis of physical protection systems and upgrade options. ASSESS (Analytic System and Software for Evaluating Security Systems), a tool for evaluating performance of physical protection systems, currently forms the cornerstone for evaluating detection probabilities and delay times of the system. Cost and performance data are offered to the decision-maker at the systems level and to technologists at the path-element level. A new optimization engine has been attached to the CPA methodology to automate analyses of many combinations (portfolios) of technologies. That engine controls a new analysis sequencer that automatically modifies ASSESS PPS files (facility descriptions), automatically invokes ASSESS Outsider analysis and then saves results for post-processing. Users can constrain the search to an upper bound on total cost, to a lower bound on level of performance, or to include specific technologies or technology types. This process has been applied to a set of technology development proposals to identify those portfolios that provide the most improvement in physical security for the lowest cost to install, operate and maintain at a baseline facility.},
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