Lightweight Command, Control, and Communication for Heterogenous Agent Swarms

M. Borowczak, R. Cooley, S. Wolf
University of Wyoming, Wyoming, United States

Keywords: Decentralized Communcation, P2P, Scalable, Self-Organizing

The work showcased focuses on secure inter/intra communication of lightweight devices including both statically placed IoT agents to mobile lightweight micro-drones. Internally this work focuses on securing communication within the device to mitigate side-channel information leakage, while externally the focus is on robust and resilient communication between lightweight heterogeneous agents with limited computational resources (e.g. secured paired communication without per-pair encryption keys). Additionally, this work highlights mechanisms for massive multi-agent coordination without traditional centralized control or distributed decision making, that instead exploits emergent behaviors and self-organization of simple agents.