Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks in Battlefield Surveillance
International Journal For Technological Research In Engineering Volume 4, Issue 5, January-2017
Posted: 18 Jan 2017
Date Written: January 12, 2017
Wireless sensor networks (WSN), sometimes called wireless sensor and actuator networks (WSAN), are spatially distributed autonomous sensors to monitor physical or environmental conditions, such as temperature, sound, pressure, etc. and to cooperatively pass their data through the network to a main location. The prime idea of FCS concept is to support the soldier with real time situational awareness and joint operability among forces to complete a mission successfully with low mortality rate. This system allows the soldier to see first, understand first and act decisively. Basic work done behind the screen is fusing data collected from different reconnaissance vehicle, unattended ground sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles and live assets. System of system common operating environment supports the system. SOSCOE provides reusable software architecture for platform and battle command application via low bandwidth Adhoc network. It uses TINEX workflow engine which minimizes traffic and allows different software to execute flexibly. Since, most of the system operates in remote environment with battery support, power consumption is a serious issue. System with many nodal points has to be encrypted strictly to prevent the network from attacks (simply hacking).
Keywords: battlefield, future combat system, system of systems, advanced trauma management, multifunctional aerial system, wireless sensor network, cluster integration, distributed clustering.
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