Accession Number:

ADA248621

Title:

Department of Defense in the War on Drugs: An Optimization Model for Counter-Narcotics Assets

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

This study explores the optimization method of simulated annealing for use in an analytic tool for counter-narcotics analysis. A model is developed, employing RAND Corporations Simulation of Adaptive Response model as an objective function evaluator, which optimizes interdiction asset locations relative to a sample smuggling network in the Caribbean region. In addition to asset location optimization, the response of the model to changing numbers of assets is also tested. Results indicate that this methodology has potential for use in the counter-narcotics program, and perhaps other network interdiction applications. Further research and testing are recommended. Military drug interdiction and the smuggling threat are discussed. Simulated annealing, Optimization, Drug Interdiction, Counter-narcotics, Cocaine, Drugs, Stochastic network, Military.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE