Literature Survey on Underwater Threat Detection

  • Taofeek Biobaku Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Houston
  • Gino J. Lim Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Houston
  • Jaeyoung Cho Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Houston
  • Selim Bora Texas A&M University at Qatar
  • Hamid Parsaei Texas A&M University at Qatar
Keywords: Literature survey, Underwater threat detection, Operations research/management science, Sensor placement and deployment


This paper presents a concise review on extant literature in threat detection within the maritime domain with specific emphasis on solution methodologies, sensing technologies, regional affiliations of authors and research contributions related to underwater threat detection. The review attempts to provide an introductory framework on threat detection and surveillance within the maritime domain as opposed to its widely studied terrestrial counterpart. In all, over 200 engineering/science journal papers and conference proceedings were identified. Of these, a total of 136 articles are eventually chosen and reviewed. The analysis of this review suggests that opportunities abound in the research area, especially in Operations Research/ Management Science. Specifically, Sensor placement and deployment for underwater threat detection is identified as a significant sub-research area worth studying.

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Biobaku, T., Lim, G. J., Cho, J., Bora, S. and Parsaei, H. (2015) “Literature Survey on Underwater Threat Detection”, Transactions on Maritime Science, 4(1), pp. 14 - 22. doi: 10.7225/toms.v04.n01.002.
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