Military Swarming - 1990s Common tactic in non-linear, dispersed, and decentralized military operations Several autonomous or semi-autonomous groups attack from multiple angles Pulsing – replacing with refreshed groups Natural evolution with gorilla tactics HISTORY IN THE U.S.A.
Fully or semi-autonomous drones Able to act in unison Reconfigure at a moment's notice Able to react and make decisions DRONE SWARM GOALS
Group-oriented Communication Essentially, one group key that allows communication New member enters, new group key (forward security) Member leaves, new group key (backward security) GROUP KEY COMMUNICATIONS
Communication–Computation Efficient Group Key (CCEGK) Protocol Tree structure Initialization Operation Join Mass Join Merge Leave Mass leave Split Key refresh GROUP KEY COMMUNICATIONS
Group Key Communication What has been transmitted is received (noise) Latency Storage size Charging Small drones, small batteries The Human Mindset PROBLEMS
Universities Naval postgraduate school, 2015 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/military/swarming- drones.html Kilobots http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnyDAuqorGo#t= 96 Inexpensive, open-source nanocopters CURRENT STANDING – UNITED STATES
China Anti-ship swarms, multiple news stories Switzerland http://www.fastcompany.com/3015075/fast- feed/the-perfect-tech-storm-3-d-printed-self- assembling-drone-swarms Portugal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3ernrkZ91E CURRENT STANDING – OTHER COUNTRIES
Not many links for military swarm research Many seemed to be taken down Many articles saying the same thing with the same videos Most public research coming out of Universities INTERESTING OBSERVATIONS