MSC Annual Reports and Workplans
2020 Annual Review Meeting
MSC Center Overview
Dr. Hady Salloum, Director MSC
VTS Radar for Small Vessel Detection
Dr. Hugh Roarty, Rutgers University
Safety and Security in Remote Bridge Operations
Mr. Randall Sandone, University of Illinois / CIRI COE
Low Cost Covert Sensors for Remote Locations
Dr. Alexander Sutin, Stevens Institute of Technology
RF Surveillance of Vessels with Illegal Activity
Mr. Timothy Flynn, Stevens Institute of Technology
MSC Educational Programs
(Maritime Cyber Security Course, MSI Workshops, Summer Research Institute, Coordinated STEM Internship and Research Assistantships)
Ms. Beth Austin-DeFares, MSC Director of Education
Final Project Reports:
Predictive Port Resilience Tool - FAU Final Project Report
Social Media Analytics and Reporting Toolkit (SMART) -Purdue Final Project Report
Maritime Cyber Security - ABS Final Project Report
MSC researchers, students and administrators have published the following papers and journal articles in the areas of passive acoustics, classification of vessels, critical infrastructure resiliency in port security and maritime systems, radar detection of mid and large size vessels, and education.
Sedunov, Alexander, Haddad, D., Salloum, H., Sutin, A., Sedunov, N., and Yakubovskiy, A., Stevens Drone Detection Acoustic System and Experiments in Acoustics UAV Tracking, 2019 IEEE Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST), Woburn, MA, 5-6 November 2019.
Donatelli, Nicholas, Flynn, T., and Macari, M., A Lightweight, Low-Cost, Wideband Software-Defined Radio Test Bed, 2019 IEEE Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST), Woburn, MA, 5-6 November 2019.
Sutin, Alexander, Yakubovskiy, A., Salloum, H.R., Flynn, T.J., Sedunov, N. and Nadel, H., 2019. Towards an Automated Acoustic Detection Algorithm for Wood-Boring Beetle Larvae (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae and Buprestidae). Journal of Economic Entomology, 112(3), pp.1327-1336.
Alexander Sedunov, Hady Salloum, Alexander Sutin, Nikolay Sedunov and Sergey Tsyuryupa, UAV Passive Acoustic Detection, 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST), Crystal City, VA, 2-3 May, 2018.
Alexander Sedunov, Hady Salloum, Alexander Sutin and Nikolay Sedunov, Long-term testing of acoustic system for tracking low-flying aircraft, 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST), Crystal City, VA, 2-3 May, 2018.
Salloum, Hady, Alexander Sutin, Alexander Pollara, Detecting Illegal Fishing Activity with Acoustic Technology | Passive acoustic methods help USCG fight illegal fishing, U.S. Coast Guard Proceedings, USCG Proceedings, Vol75 No1 Spring 2018
Modulation of high frequency noise by engine tones of small boats
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 142, EL30 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4991345
Alexander Pollara, Alexander Sutin, and Hady Salloum
Pollara, Alexander, Alexander Sutin, Hady Salloum. Passive Acoustic Methods of Small Boat Detection, Tracking and Classification. 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA, 25-26 April 2017.
Specifics of DEMON acoustic signatures for large and small boats, Alexander S. Pollara, Gregoire Lignan, Louis Boulange, Alexander Sutin, and Hady Salloum, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 141, 3991 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4989137
Sutin, Alexander, Timothy Flynn, Hady Salloum, Nikolay Sedunov, Yegor Sinelnikov, Helen Hull-Sanders. Vibro-acoustic methods of insect detection in agricultural shipments and wood packing materials. 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA, 25-26 April 2017
Feature extraction for acoustic signatures of small boats, Alexander S. Pollara, Alexander Sutin, and Hady Salloum. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140, 3451 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4971148
Phase DEMON algorithm for time delay estimation used in small boat tracking, Alexander S. Pollara, Alexander Sutin, Kil W. Chung, and Hady Salloum. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140, 3008 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4969327
Cortese, Frank, Timothy Flynn, Christopher Francis, Hady Salloum, Alexander Sedunov, Nikolay Sedunov, Alexander Sutin, and Alexander Yakubovskiy. Experimental security surveillance system for an Island-based facility. In Technologies for Homeland Security (HST), 2016 IEEE Symposium on, pp. 1-4. IEEE, 2016.
Pollara, Alexander, Alexander Sutin, and Hady Salloum. Improvement of the Detection of Envelope Modulation on Noise (DEMON) and its application to small boats. In OCEANS 2016 MTS/IEEE Monterey, pp. 1-10. IEEE, 2016.
Pollara, Alexander S., et al. Phase DEMON algorithm for time delay estimation used in small boat tracking. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140.4 (2016): 3008-3008.
Pollara, Alexander S., Alexander Sutin, and Hady Salloum. Feature extraction for acoustic signatures of small boats. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140.4 (2016): 3451-3451.
Sutin, Alexander, and Hady Salloum. Stevens acoustic research in the Hudson River. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140.4 (2016): 3350-3350 (invited).
Cross-correlation Method for Measuring Ship Acoustic Signatures, K.W. Chung, A. Sutin and M. Bruno (Feb. 2011) Proceedings, 160th Meeting Acoustical Society of America, 11 1-12.
Bruno, M., A. Sutin, K.W. Chung, A. Sedunov, N. Sedunov, H. Salloum, H.C. Graber, P. Mallas, 2011: Satellite imaging and passive acoustics in layered approach for small boat detection and classification, Maritime Technology Society. Journal, 45(3), 1-11.
Stevens Passive Acoustic System for Underwater Surveillance, A. Sutin, B. Bunin, A. Sedunov, N. Sedunov, M. Tsionsky, M. Bruno (2010). Proceedings, Waterside Security Conference
Concurrent Use of Satellite Imaging and Passive Acoustics for Maritime Domain Awareness, M.S. Bruno, K.W. Chung, H. Graber, A. Sutin, P. Mallas, H. Salloum, A. Sedunov, N. Sedunov (2010). Proceedings, Waterside Security Conference.
Cross-correlation of ship noise for water traffic monitoring, L. Fillinger, A. Sutin, A. Sedunov, Journal of Acoustical Society America and 158th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Antonio, Texas, 26-30 October 2009.
Passive acoustic classification of vessels in the Hudson River, Michael Zucker, Alexander Sedunov, Vladimir Zhdanov, Alexander Sutin, Journal of Acoustical Society America and 158th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Antonio, Texas, 26-30 October 2009
Nickerson, J.V. Adversarial Design Games and the Role of Anticipation in Sensor Networks, Risk and Decision Analysis, (1:2) 2009, pp. 75-83.
Holenstein, Dobson, Smith, Roarty, Glenn, Whelan, Barrick, Issacson (2013) Bistatic Vessel Detection from the CODAR SeaSonde. Oceans, 2013 San Diego, USA September 23-26, 2013
Dobson, Holenstein, Smith, Roarty, Glenn, Whelan, Barrick, Issacson (2013) Monostatic Vessel Detection Statistics from the CODAR SeaSonde. Oceans, 2013 San Diego, USA September 23-26, 2013
Smith, Roarty, Glenn, Whelan, Barrick, Issacson (2013) Methods of Associating CODAR SeaSonde Vessel Detection Data Into Unique Tracks. Oceans, 2013 San Diego, USA September 23-26, 2013
Glenn, Dobson, Mart, Strandskov, Kohut, Schofield, Jones, Webb, Barrera, Ramos (2013) The Challenger Glider Missions: A Global Ocean Predictive Skill Assessment Oceans, 2013 San Diego, USA September 23-26, 2013
Roarty, H., Smith, M., Glenn, S., Barrick, D., Whelan, C., Page, E. Statscewich, H., Weingartener, T., Expanding Maritime Domain Awareness Capabilities in the Arctic: High Frequency Radar Vessel Tracking.
Roarty, H., Smith, M., Glenn, S., Whelan, C., Barrick, D., Page, E. Statscewich, H., Weingartener, T., Multi-Use HF Radar for Arctic
MSC EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Austin-DeFares, Beth and Bunin, B., (2015) The Impacts and Benefits of Engaging STEM Students in Maritime Security Research, Marine Technology Society Journal, Blue Futures: Educating the Next Generation, pp. 45-52(8)
DeFares, B., Pullen, J., and Bunin, B. (2014) Maritime Security Summer Research Institute, Cases on Research and Knowledge Discovery: Homeland Security Centers of Excellence, Chapter 5, IGI Global Press
Maritime Domain Awareness
Glenn, S., Roarty, H., Handel, E., Smith, M., Evans, C., Corredor, J., Morel, J., Barrick, D., Whelan, C., Lilleboe, P., (2012) Real-time HF Radar Vessel Detection Exercise at the UPRM Tropical HF Radar Testbed.
Canals, M., J.M. Morell, J.E. Corredor and S. Leonardi. Expanding the Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System into the Nearshore Region. In Press. (May/June 2011) Marine Technology Society Journal.
Dual-Use of Compact HF Radars for the Detection of Mid and Large Size Vessels, Roarty, Barrick, Kohut, Glenn (2009) Submitted to Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.
Maritime and Port Resilience
MD Sultan A., Kaisar E., Dhanak M., Sapat A., and Charisis A., “Port Recovery in the Aftermath of Oil Spill Incident” conference proceedings at 5th Annual UTC Conference for the Southeastern Region, Gainesville FL, November 2017
Kaisar E., and Dhanak M., “A Smart Port Resiliency Assessment and Planning Tool” conference proceedings 2017 International Urban Freight Conference, Long Beach, CA, October 2017.
An initial exploration of port capacity bottlenecks in the USA port system and the implications on resilience. Trepte, K., Rice, J. Jr., forthcoming in The International Journal of Shipping and Transportation Logistics
Port Mapper: Preparing for the Future (June 2013) Rice, J. Jr., Trepte, K. and Cottrill, K. The Eno Brief
Development of Economic Resiliency Assessment Framework for Marine Terminals, H. Gajjar, T. Wakeman, H. Salloum, TISP 2012 Critical Infrastructure Symposium, Arlington, VA, April 23 - 24, 2012 Publication in Conference Proceeding.
Analyzing the Influence of Zeroth Responders on Resilience of the Maritime Port Enterprise, Li, Q., B. Sauser and J. Ramirez-Marquez, IEEE International Systems Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 4-7, 2011
Perspectives on Measuring Enterprise Resilience, Erol, O., D. Henry, B. Sauser and M. Mansouri (2010), IEEE International Systems Conference, San Diego, CA, April 5-8, 2010.
Assessing the Resiliency of a Regional Road-based Transportation Network, M. Omer, A. Mostashari and R. Nilchiani. (2010). Accepted and to be published in the IEEE Systems Journal (April 2010).
Measuring the Resilience of the Global Internet Infrastructure System, M. Omer, R. Nilchiani and A. Mostashari (2010). Accepted to the IEEE Systems Journal (September 2009).
A Decision Analysis Framework for Resilience Strategies in Maritime Systems, M. Mansouri, R. Nilchiani and A. Mostashari (2010). Accepted and to be Published in the IEEE Systems Journal (April 2010).
Resiliency in Critical Infrastructure Systems (Book). R. Nilchiani and A. Mostashari (eds.). Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis/CRC Press (forthcoming 2010).
A Systems Thinking Approach to Discovering the Concept of Resilience In Resiliency, Sauser, B. and M. Mansouri. (2010). A. Mostashari and R. Nilchiani (eds.), Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis/CRC Press (forthcoming).
A Risk Management-Based Framework for Resilience in Port Infrastructure: The Case of the Boston Harbor, M. Mansouri, R. Nilchiani and A. Mostashari (2009) Proceedings of the International Symposium of Systems Engineering (INCOSE), July 2009, Singapore.
Maritime Systems Engineering
Systemigram Modeling of the Small Vessel Security Strategy for Developing Enterprise Resilience, Sauser, B., J. Ramirez-Marquez and Q. Li (2011), Submitted to Marine Technology Society Journal.
Using Systemigrams in Problem Definition: A Case Study in Maritime Resilience for Homeland Security, Sauser, B., M. Mansouri and M. Omer (2011), International Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. 8(1):1-19.
System of Systems Approach to Maritime Transportation Governance, Mansouri, M., A. Gorod, T. Wakeman and B. Sauser (2010) Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2166.66-73
Measuring the Resiliency of the Manhattan Points of Entry in the Face of Severe Disruption, M. Omer, A. Mostashari and R. Nilchiani (2010) Submitted to the IEEE Systems Journal.../fileadmin/csr/Publications/Governance_MaritimeSystems_IEEESoSE_2009_MansouriGorodWakemanSauser.pdf
A Systems Approach to Governance in Maritime Transportation System of Systems, M. Mansouri, A. Gorod, T. Wakeman, and B. Sauser. (2009). IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering. June 1-3, Albuquerque, NM.
Applications of Systems Thinking for Resilience Study in Maritime Transportation System of Systems, Mansouri, M., B. Sauser, and J. Boardman. (2009). IEEE International Systems Conference. March 23-26, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.../fileadmin/csr/Publications/Mansouri_SoSEM_Approach_for_MTSoS.pdf
Maritime Transportation System of Systems Management Framework: A System of Systems Engineering Approach, Mansouri, M., A. Gorod, T. Wakeman, and B. Sauser. (2009). International Journal of Ocean Systems Management. 1 (2):200-226
Mallas, P.A. and H.C. Graber, 2013: Imaging ships from satellites. Oceanography. 26(2), in press.
Gilman, M., A. Soloviev, H.C. Graber, 2011: Study of the far wake of a large ship. J. Atmos. Oceanic Techno., 28(5), 720-733.
Evaluating Information Technologies in Incident Response, Robert M. Kelly, Jr. and Donald Kronenwetter. This article was published in the Winter 2011 issue of The Tactical Edge, the official publication of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA).../fileadmin/csr/Publications/Milewski_Decide_-CBD_Conf.pdf
Usable Information Delivery for Emergency Decisions, Allen Milewski; Robert Kelly; Chemical and Biological Defense Physical Science and Technology (CBD PS&T) Conference New Orleans, Louisiana USA November 17- 21, 2008 Publication in Conference Proceeding.../fileadmin/csr/Publications/Reagor_Communications.pdf
Communicating Decisions When There Is No One To Talk To, Barbara T Reagor; James M Hammill; Poster Presentation; Chemical and Biological Defense Physical Science and Technology (CBD PS&T) Conference New Orleans, Louisiana USA November 17-21, 2008 Publication in Conference Proceeding.../fileadmin/csr/Publications/IEEE_SMCC_V4__Wang_Tepfenhart_Rosca_.pdf
Emergency Response Workflow Resource Requirements Modeling and Analysis, Jiacun Wang; Daniela Rosca; William Tepfenhart; Allen Milewski; IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Part A: Systems and Humans, Vol. 38, No. 5 September 2008.
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