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dc.contributor.advisorMiller, Gregory
dc.contributor.advisorThulasiraman, Preetha
dc.contributor.authorStephens, Alan L.
dc.date16-Jun
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-02T19:34:12Z
dc.date.available2016-08-02T19:34:12Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/49390
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis uses systems engineering techniques to assess the feasibility for the United States Army to use IPv6 securely over an IEEE standard 802.15.4 (6LoWPAN) network in both an operational and a support role. The methods used include assessing the limitations and security mechanisms of 6LoWPAN, assessing wireless security concerns, small battery capacity and duration, and the remaining potential for use in both environments. The same model could apply to other protocols or capabilities given operational requirements. Expected operational situations aid in identification of requirements. The two operational scenarios examined in this thesis indicate 6LoWPAN could provide value and meet technical requirements in a support environment such as a combat hospital, but analysis of a tactical situation such as replacing an AN/PRC-154A radio for Nett Warrior backhaul indicates its implementation would be problematic. Specifically, in the generalized tactical role, 6LoWPAN devices with a standard AAA rechargeable battery exhibit a lifetime of 11.7 hours or 15.3 hours with a standard AA rechargeable battery and 2.45-inch device length transmitting at -2 dBm. The required encryption standards and layered protocol stack headers result in message payload limits, the worst-case being 45 bytes of data. Reliable voice communications are not feasible over 6LoWPAN's limited bandwidth.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/afeasibilitysses1094549390
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleA feasibility assessment of 6LoWPAN for secure communications in the U.S. Armyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering (SE)
dc.subject.authorLoWPANen_US
dc.subject.author6LoWPANen_US
dc.subject.author802.15.4en_US
dc.subject.authorenergyen_US
dc.subject.authorsecurityen_US
dc.subject.authorfeasibilityen_US
dc.subject.authorwirelessen_US
dc.subject.authornetworksen_US
dc.subject.authorrangeen_US
dc.subject.authordurationen_US
dc.subject.authorwireless securityen_US
dc.subject.authorBFTen_US
dc.subject.authorsystems engineeringen_US
dc.subject.authorrequirementsen_US
dc.subject.authorArmyen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Systems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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