Multi-Domain Effects and the Internet of Battlefield Things

Stephen Russell, Tarek Abdelzaher, Niranjan Suri

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This paper reviews the definitions and characteristics of military effects, the Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT), and their impact on decision processes in a Multi-Domain Operating environment (MDO). The aspects of contemporary military decision-processes are illustrated and an MDO Effect Loop decision process is introduced. We examine the concept of IoBT effects and their implications in MDO. These implications suggest that when considering the concept of MDO, as a doctrine, the technological advances of IoBTs empower enhancements in decision frameworks and increase the viability of novel operational approaches and options for military effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMILCOM 2019 - 2019 IEEE Military Communications Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728142807
StatePublished - Nov 2019
Event2019 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2019 - Norfolk, United States
Duration: Nov 12 2019Nov 14 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM


Conference2019 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Multi-Domain Operations (MDO)
  • decision-making
  • effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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