The Internet of Battlefield Things: The Next Generation of Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I) Decision-Making

Stephen Russell, Tarek Abdelzaher

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Abstract

As a key component of the 3rd offset strategy, information and related networks have changed the landscape of military operations. This is exhibited by the pervasive connectivity of exponential numbers of intelligent sensing and actuation devices, known as the Internet of Battlefield things (IoBT). Command, control, communications, and intelligence (C31) has been critical to military dominance for all of recorded history. The convergence of IoBT and C31 systems marks a profound shift towards multi-domain, network-centric, strategic and tactical operations. This paper provides a review of C31, and IoBT and presents the implications of their technological convergence on military decision making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages737-742
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538671856
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2019
Event2018 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2018 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Oct 29 2018Oct 31 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM
Volume2019-October

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2018
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period10/29/1810/31/18

Keywords

  • C31
  • Command
  • Communications
  • Control
  • Decision-making
  • Intelligence
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Russell, S., & Abdelzaher, T. (2019). The Internet of Battlefield Things: The Next Generation of Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I) Decision-Making. In 2018 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2018 (pp. 737-742). [8599853] (Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM; Vol. 2019-October). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MILCOM.2018.8599853