Accession Number:

ADA503457

Title:

The Base Zone Protection Problem

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

IBM THOMAS J WATSON RESEARCH CENTER HAWTHORNE NY

Report Date:

2008-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The base zone in combat operations refers to an area that is secured against intrusion and attacks from insurgents. During any type of military operation, the number of sensor assets that are available for detecting intrusions are limited. Thus, the size of a base zone is limited by the number of available sensors, and how those sensors are deployed. Depending on the assumptions made in modeling the coverage properties and the terrain of area being covered, the size and shape of the base zone can vary widely. The base zone protection problem is the task of determining the largest area that can be protected given a limited number of sensors. The base zone protection problem is related to the problem of determining sensor coverage. In this paper, we look at the various variations of the base zone protection problem, with a range of difficulty in their solution.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE