Simulation modeling and analysis of border security system
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Border control is vital to the security of the nation and its citizens. Hence, states all around the world look at measures to increase the security of their borders. On the other hand, increasing border security also brings significant financial costs. In this study, the performance of a Border Company is analyzed by simulation modeling of the operational activities of a Border Company supported by Border Battalion. Our main objective is to find out more efficient ways of increasing border control and security along the land borders of Turkey. To achieve this objective, we examine the border security system structure and its components, observe the relationships between performance measures, and find out effects of security elements on the system performance measures. We also investigate system responses when changes implemented in the system or new resources added, evaluate different alternatives that improve the performance measures by using ranking/selection and multi-criteria decision-making procedures. The model is developed by using ARENA simulation system and the results are analyzed by using SPSS statistical package program. A comprehensive bibliography is also provided in the thesis.