Researchers at the George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex are investigating resilient real-time network architectures for autonomous vehicle communications. Their research addresses the difficulties with communication in increasingly complex battlefields.
Significant advances are needed for robust, reliable communication in highly dynamic, wireless, mobile networking environments where bandwidth demands can be encountered and communications can be contested by adversaries. Our novel framework ensures that information availability stays resilient during disruptive effects such as task reorganization, mobility of friendly forces, and adversarial attacks on friendly networks. These measures are anticipated in future tactical environments.
The objective of this research area is to develop algorithms, architectures and prototypes of an information network that support resilient information aggregation, dissemination, and retrieval across multiple locations with applications for real-time streaming, situational awareness, and command and control of autonomous vehicles.
To talk, text and get around, people use cellular towers, fiber-optic lines and a global system of satellites. On the battlefield, the military has to bring its own system. Texas A&M University researchers are testing communication systems, taking advantage of the agile experimenting process and their expertise in autonomous vehicles technology.
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