Visible to the public Blockchain-Empowered Secure Internet -of- Battlefield Things (IoBT) Architecture

TitleBlockchain-Empowered Secure Internet -of- Battlefield Things (IoBT) Architecture
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsTosh, D. K., Shetty, S., Foytik, P., Njilla, L., Kamhoua, C. A.
Conference NameMILCOM 2018 - 2018 IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM)
Date PublishedOct. 2018
ISBN Number978-1-5386-7185-6
Keywordsblockchain, Blockchain-empowered auditable platform, blockchain-enabled IoBT, Computer architecture, cryptocurrencies, decision making, distributed ledger, human factors, Internet of Things, Internet-of-battlefield things, iobt, Military aircraft, military computing, military operation, Peer-to-peer computing, pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, Scalability, security, Sensors, warfare applications

Internet of Things (IoT) technology is emerging to advance the modern defense and warfare applications because the battlefield things, such as combat equipment, warfighters, and vehicles, can sense and disseminate information from the battlefield to enable real-time decision making on military operations and enhance autonomy in the battlefield. Since this Internet-of-Battlefield Things (IoBT) environment is highly heterogeneous in terms of devices, network standards, platforms, connectivity, and so on, it introduces trust, security, and privacy challenges when battlefield entities exchange information with each other. To address these issues, we propose a Blockchain-empowered auditable platform for IoBT and describe its architectural components, such as battlefield-sensing layer, network layer, and consensus and service layer, in depth. In addition to the proposed layered architecture, this paper also presents several open research challenges involved in each layer to realize the Blockchain-enabled IoBT platform.

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