The objective of this thesis is to improve battlefield communications capability through improved management of existing platform and fleet level resources.
Communication is a critical capability for any platform node deployed on a modern battlefield and enables vital Network Enabled Capabilities (NEC). However, the dynamicity and unpredictability of wireless battlefield networks, as well as the constant threat of equipment damage make wireless battlefield networks inherently unreliable and as such the provision of a stable communication represents a significant technology management challenge.
Fulfilling increasingly complex communications requirements of diverse platform types in a chaotic and changing battlefield environment requires the use of novel Resource and Capability Management Algorithms (RCMA) informed by application level context data to manage limited heterogeneous resources at the platform and the fleet level while fulfilling current mission goals.
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