A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO SECURITY CHECKPOINT OPTIMIZATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,995.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
11005
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
International Productivity
Po Box 595015, Miami, FL, 33159
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE RESEARCH WILL IDENTIFY AND ANALYZE BOTH THE QUANTITATIVEAND QUALITATIVE ASPECTS OF SECURITY CHECKPOINT OPERATIONS. USING INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES, SCREENING OPERATIONS WILL BE BROKEN INTO BASIC ELEMENTS WHICH WILL THEN BE MEASURED AND INVESTIGATED TO DETERMINE THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SUCH COMPONENTS AS: - PROCESSING RATES - DISTRIBUTION OF PASSENGER ARRIVALS - BOARDING VOLUMES - LEVEL OF TECHNOLOGICAL SOPHISTICATION OF SCREENING EQUIPMENT THE SYSTEM WILL THEN BE OPTIMIZED USING STATISTICAL AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH TECHNIQUES. THE FINAL OBJECTIVE OF THISRESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP A PROTOTYPE SECURITY CHECKPOINT MODELTHAT VERIFIES THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A GENERAL METHODOLOGY APPLICABLE UNDER ANY GIVEN SET OF CONDITIONS WHICH SYSTEMATICALLY OPTIMIZES ALL SECURITY CHECKPOINT VARIABLES, INCLUDING MANNING, LAYOUT, EQUIPMENT, TRAINING, AND SUPERVISION.

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