Accession Number:

ADA539045

Title:

Rail Sensor Testbed Program: Active Agents in Containers for Transport Chain Security: Algorithms

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

KANSAS UNIV LAWRENCE INFORMATION AND TELECOMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Report Date:

2011-03-14

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

This effort focused on improving transportation security by making the objects e.g. containers being transported active agents in their own protection. Here, the objects are equipped with sensing and communication capabilities and are able to determine and communicate their sense of security throughout the dynamic transportation chain in a distributed manner. As part of the project, we have developed several data mining algorithms to enable intelligent agents to detect changes from their environment state. We have also designed algorithms to allow agents to communicate with each other for enhancing safety for the group of agents. Research issues of the designed algorithms have been applied to the Transportation Security SensorNetTSSN real transportation chain. We have tested all the new algorithms on real sensor data collected from transportation sensor network environments. The results have demonstrated the effectiveness of these algorithms for wireless sensor network security applications and provided useful insights regarding the challenges of the anomaly detection problem for distributed security in challenging environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE