Scalable key management for tactical swarms
Author(s)Gatewood, Hunter C.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Roger Khazan, David A. Wilson and Ben Nahill.
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Swarming is a powerful pattern allowing reliable, efficient, and economical task execution, identified as a key military technology by the Department of Defense. However, despite expectations that this evolving space will grow to encompass a diverse set of military and civil applications, minimal consideration has been given to the design or integration of schemes providing flexible and efficient secure group communication for tactical swarms. In remedy, we survey relevant literature to provide a top-down, coherent story for secure swarm and UxS communication, with emphasis on cryptographic key management. We propose a taxonomy of swarm needs, identify candidate key management schemes, extend a key management architecture via scalability considerations, and begin a prototype of the augmented architecture.
This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Thesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2019Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-166).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.