The Internet of Things (IoT) is today’s commercial effort to integrate a wide variety of technical and commercial information-generating components to provide new business opportunities based upon device and system intelligence. This technology is the large-scale commercialization of technology that has been developed and proven by the U.S. Department of Defense over the past fifteen years. In much the same way as NASA and the early space program in the 1960s spurred innovations in chip technology, automation, propulsion, and miniaturization that developed into innovative consumer products, solutions developed from the concept of network-centric warfare translate directly to the foundations of today’s commercial IoT.
Given that IoT concepts originated in the defense sector, does the commercialization of IoT provide new opportunities for the defense sector? If so, how can vendors exploit them using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies? This paper will address these questions.
- New opportunities in the defense sector from the commercialization of IoT
- Data volume and security challenges on the connected battlefield and how to address them
- Proven technologies for building next-generation IoT platforms