The border security is of great importance to every country, which has seized the eyes of governments as well as the citizens’. Endless efforts have been put into this filed in order to bolster the border security system. In this paper, the author aims at improving the working efficiency of border patrol system in south Texas area by using simulation approach under limited resources. A simulation model of patrolling system has been developed based on the data derived from GIS Software. The capture rate, with the definition of captured infiltrators number divided by total infiltrators number, is of main concern in the research, while the patrol speed and patrol number in each patrol station are the target factors that the author wants to study. Design of experiments is carried out to conduct factorial analysis figuring out the contribution of every factor and the relationship between each factor. In all, this paper provides a creative approach for addressing the border security problems and operation strategies for border patrol in south Texas area, and also paves the way for further research in this regard.
July 27, 2016
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