Visible to the public Fog Radio Access Networks in Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT) and Load Balancing Technology

TitleFog Radio Access Networks in Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT) and Load Balancing Technology
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsHossain, M. S., Ramli, M. R., Lee, J. M., Kim, D.-S.
Conference Name2019 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence (ICTC)
Date PublishedOct. 2019
ISBN Number978-1-7281-0893-3
Keywords5G mobile communication, bandwidth efficiency, battlefield efficiency, battlefield Things, C-RAN, cloud computing, cloud radio access networks, Computer architecture, computing ability, computing capability, content sharing scheme, delays, distributed computing, distributed computing load balancing problem, edge computing, Energy efficiency, F-RAN architecture, F-RAN nodes, fifth generation communication, Fog Computing, fog equipment, Fog Radio Access Network, Fog Radio Access networks, human factors, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial IoT, Internet of Things, Internet of Things knowledge, iobt, IoT devices, joint distributed computing, load balancing strategy, load balancing technology, Load management, local computing, military communication, mobility management (mobile radio), network edge, pubcrawl, radio access networks, resource allocation, Scalability, ultra low latency

The recent trend of military is to combined Internet of Things (IoT) knowledge to their field for enhancing the impact in battlefield. That's why Internet of battlefield (IoBT) is our concern. This paper discusses how Fog Radio Access Network(F-RAN) can provide support for local computing in Industrial IoT and IoBT. F-RAN can play a vital role because of IoT devices are becoming popular and the fifth generation (5G) communication is also an emerging issue with ultra-low latency, energy consumption, bandwidth efficiency and wide range of coverage area. To overcome the disadvantages of cloud radio access networks (C-RAN) F-RAN can be introduced where a large number of F-RAN nodes can take part in joint distributed computing and content sharing scheme. The F-RAN in IoBT is effective for enhancing the computing ability with fog computing and edge computing at the network edge. Since the computing capability of the fog equipment are weak, to overcome the difficulties of fog computing in IoBT this paper illustrates some challenging issues and solutions to improve battlefield efficiency. Therefore, the distributed computing load balancing problem of the F-RAN is researched. The simulation result indicates that the load balancing strategy has better performance for F-RAN architecture in the battlefield.

Citation Keyhossain_fog_2019