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Physical protection systems cost and performance analysis: a case study

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4 Author(s)
M. J. Hicks ; Sandia Nat. Labs., Albuquerque, NM, USA ; M. S. Snell ; J. S. Sandoval ; C. S. Potter

Design and analysis of physical protection systems requires: (1) identification of mission critical assets; (2) identification of potential threats that might undermine mission capability; (3) identification of the consequences of loss of mission-critical assets (e.g., time and cost to recover required capability and impact on operational readiness); and (4) analysis of the effectiveness of physical protection elements. CPA-Cost and Performance Analysis-addresses the fourth of these four issues. CPA is a methodology that joins activity based cost estimation with performance-based analysis of physical protection systems. CPA offers system managers an approach that supports both tactical decision making and strategic planning. Current exploratory applications of the CPA methodology address analysis of alternative conceptual designs. Hypothetical data is used to illustrate this process

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IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 4 )