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Development of a Cargo Screening Process Simulator: A First Approach

Peer-Olaf Siebers, Galina Sherman, Uwe Aickelin

Proceedings of the 6th International Mediterranean Modeling Multiconference | UNIV DE LA LAGUNA | Published : 2009


The efficiency of current cargo screening processes at sea and air ports is largely unknown as few benchmarks exists against which they could be measured. Some manufacturers provide benchmarks for individual sensors but we found no benchmarks that take a holistic view of the overall screening procedures and no benchmarks that take operator variability into account. Just adding up resources and manpower used is not an effective way for assessing systems where human decision-making and operator compliance to rules play a vital role. Our aim is to develop a decision support tool (cargo-screening system simulator) that will map the right technology and manpower to the right commodity-threat comb..

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