Engineering The Internet of Things: The Connected Soldier
Many of the technologies that underpin and enable the commercial boom in the Internet of Things (IoT) were initiated through government-funded defense programs. Examples include advanced sensors, networked computing and communication systems. The U.S Department of Defense’s “network-centric warfare” vision articulated in the 1990s foresaw many of the benefits that could be realized by military instances of what we now refer to as the IoT. There are numerous potential areas for the military to capitalize, such as Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), fire control systems, training, logistics and maintenance, and the subject of this briefing, the connected soldier.