The Department of Defense's next generation "Third Offset" Initiative will target promising technology areas, including robotics, autonomous systems, miniaturization, and big data, whilst also seeking to improve the military's collaboration with innovative private sector enterprises.
The latest innovations in real-time data-centric network edge computing based on the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard will be key to delivering on some of these priorities. Whilst Cloud Computing carries data back to a central server for storage and analysis with resultant issues in bandwidth capacity, connectivity and latency common to hostile environments; new Fog Computing and Tactical Cloudlet technologies enable real-time analytics and other functions to be performed at the tactical edge of a network, right at the data source – for example soldiers on the battlefield. This will help enable smart autonomous systems to send, receive and process information when and where it is needed, so ensuring speedier and optimal mission-critical decision making.
Tactical Cloudlets, Fog and Edge Computing will impact the way that the defense community builds the next generation of C4SIR and related military simulation systems, discover how and why. This presentation will allow viewers to learn about the challenges and what innovative new DDS-based technological solutions are available to address them.
PrismTech's Vortex is a proven DDS standards-based technology for efficient, ubiquitous, interoperable, secure and platform independent data sharing across network connected devices. In this presentation we will explain how Vortex naturally fits with the Fog Computing and Tactical Cloudlet paradigm and is the only fog-ready data-sharing infrastructure capable of meeting the needs of defense and aerospace companies - connecting soldiers, unmanned machines, devices and commanders in the field with the intelligence community, and speeding decision-making.