The University was successful in becoming a supplier for the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and can now tender for research contracts with this funder. An invitation to participate is currently open.
The DSTL requires a simulation (written using the C++ programming language) that has the functionality to script the behaviour of a Maurauding Terrorist Firearm Attack (MTFA) on a train. This should also include the associated behavioural response of the train’s occupants (including passengers and crew). Specifically, the simulation should be capable of quantifying:
- How long it may take an MTFA agent to make their way through different parts of the train.
- How long it would take occupants to ‘escape’, assuming the train is brought to a halt.
- The number of casualties (including an indication of injury severity) that might be expected as a result of this response option.
- The number of casualties (including an indication of injury severity) that might be expected if the train is not brought to a halt and it continues to emergency sidings.
The simulation must also be capable of representing a range of case variations, including:
- A MTFA beginning in different parts of the train.
- A different number of MTFA agents (e.g. single attacker to multiples).
- Different firearm types (with associated ammunition capacity and reload times (fields to be supplied through GFI)).
- Weapon trajectory data (fields to be supplied through GFI).
Those who wish to apply for this call should confirm their interest, by return, to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 24th July 2017.