Vol.67, No.3, 2021, pp.3887-3906, doi:10.32604/cmc.2021.016076
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A Reliable and Scalable Internet of Military Things Architecture
  • Omar Said1,3, Amr Tolba2,3,*
1 Department of Information Technology, College of Computers and Information Technology, Taif University, P.O. Box 11099, Taif, 21944, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Computer Science, Community College, King Saud University, Riyadh, 11437, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Menoufia University, Shebin Elkoum, 32511, Egypt
* Corresponding Author: Amr Tolba. Email:
Received 22 December 2020; Accepted 23 January 2021; Issue published 01 March 2021
Abstract
Recently, Internet of Things (IoT) technology has provided logistics services to many disciplines such as agriculture, industry, and medicine. Thus, it has become one of the most important scientific research fields. Applying IoT to military domain has many challenges such as fault tolerance and QoS. In this paper, IoT technology is applied on the military field to create an Internet of Military Things (IoMT) system. Here, the architecture of the aforementioned IoMT system is proposed. This architecture consists of four main layers: Communication, information, application, and decision support. These layers provided a fault tolerant coverage communication system for IoMT things. Moreover, it implemented data reduction methods such as filtering, compression, abstraction, and data prioritization queuing system to guarantee QoS for the transmitted data. Furthermore, it used decision support technology and IoMT application unification ideas. Finally, to evaluate the IoMT system, an intensive simulation environment is constructed using the network simulation package, NS3. The simulation results proved that the proposed IoMT system outperformed the traditional military system with regard to the performance metrics, packet loss, end-to-end delay, throughput, energy consumption ratio, and data reduction rate.
Keywords
Internet of things; internet of military things; simulation; military; battlefield
Cite This Article
O. Said and A. Tolba, "A reliable and scalable internet of military things architecture," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 67, no.3, pp. 3887–3906, 2021.
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