Internet of Battlefield Things


Develop the underlying science of pervasive, heterogeneous sensing and actuation to enhance tactical Soldier and C2 system autonomy, miniaturization, information analytic capabilities against adversarial influence and control of the information battlespace; delivering intelligent, agile, and resilient decisional overmatch at significant standoff and optempo. Research areas include:

  • Discovery, Composition and Adaptation of Goal-Driven Heterogeneous IoBTs:
    Novel mathematical theories and scientific insights leading to scalable composition and management of heterogeneous IoBTs enabling secure information sharing to meet multiple dynamic mission goals.
  • Autonomic IoBTs to Enable Intelligent Services:
    Theoretical foundations, models, and methods of autonomic complex systems that deliver adaptive cyber-physical capabilities and services necessary to enable effective command and control across military (blue), adversary (red), and civilian (gray) domains.
  • Distributed Asynchronous Processing and Analytics of Things:
    Scientific principles, theories, and methods and predictive processing, analytics, and anomaly detection of broadly heterogeneous and varied data that may be unknown combinations of sparse and voluminous; centralized and distributed; and trusted and suspect for the purposes of augmenting goal-driven decision-making.
  • CCRI: Cyber-Physical Security:
    Theoretical and pragmatic cross-cutting methods that address the challenges of the above research areas, while enriching the resiliency of the IoBT, such that it can be hardened against tampering and adversarial compromise, continue operating under attacks, and provide bounded guarantees of performance.

Contact Information

ARL Collaborative Alliance Manager:
Dr. Maggie Wigness

Consortium Manager:
Tarek Abdelzaher
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Consortium Members

  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Southern California
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of California, Berkley
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • SRI International