Accession Number:

ADA553559

Title:

Asset Allocation to Cover a Region of Piracy

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION EDINBURGH (AUSTRALIA) MARITIME OPERATIONS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the waters around Somalia has increased in recent years, with international naval assets allocated to patrol at-risk areas. This paper compares measures of area coverage in situations where there is a uniform piracy risk and where some areas are more vulnerable than others. Simulated annealing was used to allocate the patrolling naval assets. The novel problem of positioning a coalition of ships whilst incorporating the transit of a non-coalition ship that may respond to a piracy incident but can not be prepositioned is addressed.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE