A cluster UAV inspired honeycomb defense system to confront military IoT: a dynamic game approach

Yufeng Meng, Jiancheng Xu, Jianhua He*, Siqi Tao, Deepak Gupta, Catarina Moreira, Prayag Tiwari, Chenguang Guo

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Internet of things (IoT) technology and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) cluster combat technology are likely to be the key technologies deployed on the future battlefield. The present research indicates that the IoT selects the optimal strategy according to the attacker’s strategy to maintain the IoT connection. Thereafter, an IoT technology and UAV cluster technology battlefield confrontation system model is established. This system model is then transformed into a dynamic game model of the attacker and the defender, mainly considering the impact of clustered drone attacks on military IoT connectivity and the impact of military IoT technology attacks on drone combat strategies and command centers. To improve the game model and its payment function, we considered factors such as the relative weight of the IoT disconnected sensor nodes, the cost of deploying new nodes, the loss of the hive, and the number of destroyed drones. Theoretical analysis and simulation results show that the impact of the UAV cluster attack on the IoT connectivity is reduced, and the number of disconnected sensors of the attacker is lower than the number before the optimization.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
JournalSoft Computing
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 May 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Cluster UAV honeycomb
  • Drones
  • Dynamic game
  • IoT
  • UAV


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