The Secure Maritime 5G research capability (aka, 5G at Sea) made available through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with AT&T advances Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) faculty and student investigation of how the U.S. Department of Defense can take advantage of the technology. Two examples of NPS student projects from a Information Warfare Systems Engineering class are the
- 5G Enabled Maritime Wi-Fi Buoy (FiBu), and
- Enhanced Corpsman to Hospital Optical System (ECHOS).
The FiBu project considered how autonomous systems associated with Expeditionary Advance Base Operations (EABO) in the U.S. Indo-Pacific area of responsibility (AOR) might use 5G-equipped buoys for power and communications infrastructure. The ECHOS project considered how 5G capabilities might aid in providing military personnel robust medical care during EABO in the Inso-Pacific AOR.
Click FiBu and ECHOS to get a copy of the NPS student project presentations. To learn more about EABO, click here.