Could early adoption of internetworking of intelligent things provide significant advantages?


  1. Labbé, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa Ont (CAN) Corporate Office
This paper reviews technology advances from different perspectives that could provide safe and cost effective achievable internetworking of intelligent things ecosystems with significant advantages to early adopters. Based on recent science and technology outlook, it appears that we might be at the cusp of practical specialized artificial intelligence in small devices. Similarly the transceiving capabilities of fifth generation cellular phones open access to advanced communication systems with capabilities not available before at low cost and with low energy demand. Future intelligent things will be more aware where they are and will be able to sense their environments either local radio spectrum time history, temperature, humidity and capture surrounding sounds. In addition smaller devices with high memory density and computing capabilities with low power demand make achievable advance security and encryption possible as well as local analytics which will provide more useful and actionable information to be shared. Moving some data analytics closer to all-domain sensors increases the ecosystem energy efficiency, reduces the burden on end users and central data centers. As much as possible, this paper will estimate the potential gain in terms of military mission success rate from the hypothetical adoption of such technologies that minimize operational cost and information management burden with extremely large numbers of data sources.
internetworking of intelligent things (IoIT);command;control;communications;computers;intelligence;surveillance;reconnaissance (C4ISR)
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2017-P100 — External Literature
Date of publication
01 Dec 2017
Number of Pages
Reprinted from
International Command and Control Institute 22nd ICCRTS
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