Blockchain Based Data Transmission Control for Tactical Data Link

  • Wei Feng
  • Yafeng Li
  • Xuetao Yang
  • Zheng YanEmail author
  • Liang Chen
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1122)


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.


Blockchain Tactical Data Link Consensus Data transmission control 



This work is sponsored by the open grant of the Tactical Data Link Lab of the 20th Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation, P.R. China (Grant CLDL-20182119), the Key Lab of Information Network Security, Ministry of Public Security (Grant C18614), and the Academy of Finland (Grants 308087 and 314203).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Integrated Services NetworksXidian UniversityXi’anChina
  2. 2.The 20th Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group CorporationXi’anChina
  3. 3.Department of Communications and NetworkingAalto UniversityEspooFinland

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