Internet of Things Webinar Series: Connected Soldier

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Engineering Challenges of the Connected Soldier

Many of the technologies that underpin the commercial boom in the internet of things were initiated through government funded defense programs. These include advanced sensors, networked computing and communication systems. In a 2015 report called Leveraging the Internet of Things for a More Efficient and Effective Military, the Center for Strategic and International Studies reported that the soldier of tomorrow will be much more connected than the soldier of today.

This connectivity will provide enhanced situational awareness, communication and health monitoring. Join us in this webinar where we will discuss some of the engineering challenges associated with making the connected soldier a reality and hear a perspective from Dr Stavros Geogakopoulos on novel collapsible mobile antenna systems that will enable a soldier to carry a powerful antenna into combat folded into his back pocket.

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