Blockchain Based Data Transmission Control for Tactical Data Link

Wei Leng, Yafeng Li, Xuetao Yang, Zheng Yan, Liang Chen

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Tactical Data Link (TDL) is a communication system that utilizes a certain message format and a protocol to transmit data via wireless channels in an instant, automatic, and secure way. So far, TDL has shown special importance in military applications. Current TDL adopts a distributed architecture to enhance anti-destruction capacity. However, TDL faces the problem of data inconsistency and thus cannot well support cooperation across multiple militarily domains. To tackle this problem, we propose to leverage blockchain to build an automatic and adaptive data transmission control mechanism for TDL. It achieves automatic data transmission and realizes information consensus among TDL consensus nodes. Besides, smart contracts based on blockchain further enable adjusting data transmission policies automatically. The experimental results illustrate effectiveness and efficiency of our proposed blockchain based data transmission control for TDL.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart City and Informatization
Subtitle of host publicationiSCI 2019
EditorsG. Wang, A. El Saddik, X. Lai, G. Martinez Perez, KK Choo
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-15-1301-5
ISBN (Print)978-981-15-1300-8
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Smart City and Informatization - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 12 Nov 201915 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


ConferenceInternational Conference on Smart City and Informatization
Abbreviated titleiSCI


  • Blockchain
  • Tactical Data Link
  • Consensus
  • Data transmission control


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