IoBT contributes to Army Study of Smart Cities

Army Research Labs reports that research into leveraging smart cities is essential for for modern warfare and soldier application.  The work of IoBT is essential for understanding and implementing the data collected by civilian and government networks of sensors, including environmental monitoring and traffic flow optimization as data points to extract useful information.  Researchers at ARL (Army Research Labs), along with IoBT researchers, are looking to sensor heavy urban environments to study and implement sensor networks that are useful for government, warfare, and civilian applications.  Dr. James Michaelis, ARL computer scientist, notes, “For IoBT systems to successfully utilize commercial IoT assets with minimal mission risk, expanded knowledge becomes necessary on the reliability and interoperability of commercial IoT protocols in urban environments.”