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Baltimore Convention Center One West Pratt Street Baltimore , Maryland 21201
Tel: (410) 649-7000
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MILCOM 2017

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Overview

Event Overview:

Now in its 36th year, MILCOM continues to be the premier international conference for military communications.

At MILCOM, global military communications professionals face command, control, communications, computing, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) challenges head on. They look at them from every angle and discuss them from end to end – research and development through future needs. The conference allows industry the opportunity to hear and understand the requirements, pace of change and state of play in a variety of C4ISR markets serving the military, federal agencies and multinational entities.

The MILCOM 2017 theme, Military Communications and Innovation: Priorities for the Modern Warfight, captures the importance of attending this event. The competing priorities of speed, security and cost must be addressed to ensure success in the cyber domain. The challenges are many; accelerating innovation to the warfighter is a key enabler to meeting our nation’s toughest mission requirements.

Join military and industry communications professionals in this evolving conversation October 23-25 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. MILCOM features outstanding technical presentations, discussions and tutorials, as well as a nearly 30,000 square foot exhibit hall. Experts in C4I and cyber issues as well as science and technology developments will lead more than 200 unclassified and restricted sessions.

Exhibitor Information:

Exhibiting at MILCOM 2017, to be held October 23-25 in Baltimore, MD, gives industry the opportunity to promote communications technologies and services to commanders from all branches of the armed forces, Department of Defense, federal government, and the heads of multi-national forces from around the globe.

Government professionals who specify the current needs and use your systems, platforms, technologies and networks will be in the exhibit hall with you, participating with displays, demos, and in engagement theater presentations.

Government exhibitors at MILCOM 2016:

  • Team APG – Army Aberdeen Proving Ground
    • U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM)
    • U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM)
    • Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC)
    • U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
    • Program Executive Office Command Control Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T)
    • Program Executive Office Intelligence Electronic Warfare & Sensors (PEO IEW&S)
  • Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
  • National Security Agency (NSA) – IAD
  • National Security Agency (NSA) - ICITE Services
  • National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)/ Department of Commerce

Who will you see at MILCOM 2017?

Over 600 active military and government personnel and 800 industry and academia professionals attended in 2016. Covered topics included the spectrum of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, and surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) technologies and capabilities that address 21st century communications challenges related to national defense, homeland security, disaster response and interoperability.

About AFCEA

AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit organization serving its members by providing a forum for the ethical exchange of information.  AFCEA is dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities. AFCEA supports local chapters, sponsors events, publishes the award-winning SIGNAL Magazine, promotes education through the AFCEA Educational Foundation, and provides member benefits – all with the purpose of equipping its members to meet government’s challenges and to further their careers. AFCEA and its chapters provide a common ground for learning that is unquestioned in its integrity and unequaled in the reach of its relationships. More than 32,000 members participate through our 150 chapters and student chapters across the globe.

About IEEE

The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.) is the world’s largest technical professional society. Through its more than 400,000 members in 150 countries, the organization is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed nearly 900 active industry standards. The organization annually sponsors more than 850 conferences worldwide.

About IEEE ComSoc

The IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) is a leading global community comprised of a diverse set of professionals with a common interest in advancing all communications and networking technologies.The Society has over 28,000 members in more than 149 countries.

IEEE ComSoc is paving the way for strategic and technical advancements in the emerging areas of 5G, SDN, IoT, Fog Computing, Big Data, Green ICT, fiber optics and more. In addition to impactful one-day events and workshops, the Society holds numerous conferences and offers educational opportunities including the IEEE WCET certification program and IEEE ComSoc Training.

Agenda

Oct 22   

Sunday, October 22, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

Registration Hours

Room: Charles Street Lobby

Sunday, October 22, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

Tutorial: A Data-Centric Battlefield: Leveraging Named Data Networks in Tactical Networks

Room: 301

Approved for 3 CompTIA CEUs: A+, 3 Network+ and Cloud+

Named Data Networks (NDN), the most prominent realization of the Information Centric Networks (ICN) communication paradigm, emerged in recent years as a transformational technology. The NDN architecture simplifies the network by shifting its focus away from endpoint connectivity (which was the primary need of legacy applications like telnet) and towards data (which is the primary need for today's applications like video streaming and IoT networking). The core building block of the NDN architecture is named,...read more...

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Technical Tutorials

Tutorial: Measurement and Modeling of mmWave Propagation Channels

Room: 302

Millimeter-wave frequency bands will play an important role in next-generation wireless (including military) communications (5G) communications systems due to the enormous amount of available bandwidth in this frequency range. While mm-wave outdoor systems have been proposed and thoroughly investigated for many years, it is only the availability of CMOS for the mm-wave range that has enabled recent commercial success, which is not only important in the civilian area, but will also drive military systems based...read more...

Speaker(s)

Speaker

Dr. Andreas F. Molisch

Head of Wireless Devices and Systems Group, Viterbi School of Engineering

University of Southern California, Los Angeles

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Technical Tutorials

Tutorial: Radar and Communications Coexistence Tutorial

Room: 303

With both the selloff of spectrum and ever-expanding wireless use and applications, the coexistence of radar with communication systems is becoming increasingly important. Furthermore, the expansion of systems from stove-piped operation to networked systems are required to realize improvements in C2ISR. We will begin with a general overview of the operation of radar and communication systems, highlighting their differences, and discuss the general coexistence problem. This will be followed by a survey of interference mitigation...read more...

Speaker(s)

Speaker

Dr. Jack H. Winters

Founder

Jack Winters Communications. LLC

 

Speaker

Michael Luddy

Principal Member Engineering Staff

Lockheed Martin

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Technical Tutorials

Oct 23   

Monday, October 23, 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

 

Registration Hours

Room: Charles Street Lobby

Monday, October 23, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

 

Continental Breakfast

Room: Sharp Street Lobby

Monday, October 23, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Technical Panel: Defense and the Internet of Things

Room: 317

Approved for 2 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+, Security+

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is one of the most rapidly growing areas in the technology world.  A simple search of articles in IEEE Xplore shows that IoT articles are increasing exponentially, doubling in quantity nearly every two years.  IoT solutions are being explored in domains as diverse as agriculture, health care, manufacturing, transportation, and more.  However, the defense domain does not appear to be a leader in adopting IoT technology, as is the...read more...

Speaker(s)

Moderator

Dr. Keith Gremban

Director, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

 

Panelist

Dr. Arjmand Samuel (invited)

Security Lead and Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Internet of Things Team

Microsoft

 

Panelist

Dr. David Cooper

CNS Technical Director

BAE Systems

 

Panelist

Dr. Thomas J. Burns

Director, Strategic Technology Office

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

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Unclassified Technical Panels

Technical Panel: Managing Resources Across Heterogeneous Networks

Room: 316

Approved for 2 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+ and Cloud+

As the future MILSATCOM architecture develops it will comprise both commercial and purpose built payloads that may be distributed across multiple orbits and frequency bands for resiliency. The ability to manage a network of tactical terminals over a heterogeneous set of satellites is a critical element of future MILSATCOM operations and commercial SATCOM operators are facing similar challenges following recent mergers and acquisitions that position them to offer services over multiple orbits.  The Government is planning...read more...

Speaker(s)

Moderator

William Hreha

Director, U.S. Government Solutions, Product Strategy

SSL (Space Systems Loral)

 

Panelist

Dr. Rajeev Gopal

Senior Technical Director, Advanced Systems, DISD

Hughes Network Systems

 

Panelist

Jessie L. Showers, Jr. (invited)

Infrastructure Executive

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

 

Panelist

Mark Dale

Director, Business Development

Kratos

 

Panelist

Michael Patullo

Systems Engineer, Intelligent Payloads

VT iDirect

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Unclassified Technical Panels

Monday, October 23, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Technical Program Sessions

Room: 300-level meeting rooms

Tutorial: mmWave Communications for Military Applications

Room: 301

This tutorial aims to provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of millimeter wave, or “mmWave,” communications, within the context of application to the military communications domain. mmWave communications techniques, operating in the 30 to 300 GHz frequency band, have received increasing attention from the commercial sector over the past five years as they present an opportunity to harvest vast amounts of previously inaccessible spectrum and are increasingly considered a key part of the future commercial...read more...

Speaker(s)

Speaker

Jack L. Burbank

Senior Wireless Network Engineer

U.S. Army CERDEC Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate

 

Speaker

Julia Andrusenko

Senior Communications Engineer and Chief Engineer of the Tactical Wireless Systems Group

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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Technical Tutorials

Tutorial: Software Defined Networking (SDN) for Military Networks

Room: 302

The military relies heavily on networking technology for tactical edge battlefield communications and cyber warfare operations. Military communications programs of record are tasked with leveraging commercial-off-the-shelf equipment that provides state-of-the-art networking capabilities for the warfighter. Traditionally, networking protocols and feature sets have been driven primarily by vendors who control a vast share of the network equipment market. In this model, network control software is highly proprietary and tightly coupled to specific hardware platforms. Consequently, flexibility...read more...

Speaker(s)

Speaker

Alexander Hom

Software Engineer

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

 

Speaker

William Kasch

Wireless R&D Group Director

Textron Corporation

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Technical Tutorials

Tutorial: Wireless Communications and Networking with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Room: 303

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are expected to become an integral component of future smart cities. In fact, UAVs are expected to be widely and massively deployed for a variety of critical applications that include surveillance, package delivery, disaster and recovery, remote sensing, and transportation, among others. More recently, new possibilities for commercial applications and public service for UAVs have begun to emerge, with the potential to dramatically change the way in which we lead our...read more...

Speaker(s)

Speaker

Dr. Walid Saad

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Virginia Tech

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Technical Tutorials

Monday, October 23, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Plenary Address: The State of MILSATCOM

Room: TBD

Speaker(s)

 

 

Speaker

Robert E. (Bob) Tarleton, Jr.

Director, MILSATCOM Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center

Air Force Space Command

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Keynotes

Monday, October 23, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

 

Welcome & Opening Keynote Luncheon

Room: Hall A

Speaker(s)

 

 

Speaker

The Honorable Heather Wilson (invited)

24th Secretary of the Air Force

Tracks:

 

Keynotes Plenary Program

Monday, October 23, 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM

 

Exhibit Hours

Room: Halls B-D

Monday, October 23, 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

 

Networking Dessert Break

Room: Halls B-D

Monday, October 23, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

 

MILCOM Theater Session

Room: Hall D

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MILCOM Theater Sessions

Technical Panel: Compliance Hurdles - Addressing the Requirements That Stand Between Industry Solutions and Military Deployment

Room: MILCOM Theater - Hall D

Four experts will share the stage in this panel about the compliance issues facing military communications technology today. FIPS 140-2, UC APL, Common Criteria, and FedRAMP can be frustrating and intimidating, posing major hurdles for federal agencies and solution vendors alike in their efforts to partner. The panelists will disambiguate some of the confusing elements of these certification programs and shed light on overlapping concepts that can streamline efforts to achieve compliance goals quickly and...read more...

Speaker(s)

Moderator

Ray Potter

Chief Executive Officer

SafeLogic

 

Panelist

Jeremy Duncan

Managing Partner

Tachyon Dynamics

 

Panelist

Maria Horton

Chief Executive Officer

EmeSec

 

Panelist

Tony Busciglio

Co-Founder

Acumen Security

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MILCOM Theater Sessions Unclassified Technical Panels

Monday, October 23, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Technical Panel: Challenges and Approaches to Improving Connectivity and Network Efficiency for Heterogeneous Tactical Networks

Room: 316

Approved for 2 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+ and Cloud+

Tactical networking environments are typically heterogeneous and composed of multiple networking technologies with vastly different capabilities. The problems are further exacerbated by limitations in terms of bandwidth, latency, reliability, stability, and connectivity. To help address these challenges, NATO has established a multinational Research Task Group (IST-124) consisting of members from Finland, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, and the United States. This panel will consist of members from this NATO task group, who...read more...

Speaker(s)

Moderator

Niranjan Suri

Associate for Research, Information Sciences Division

U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL)

 

Panelist

Anne Marie Hegland (invited)

Computer Scientist

 

Panelist

Mariann Hauge (invited)

Principal Scientist

Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)

 

Panelist

Markus Peuhkuri (invited)

Laboratory Engineer & Researcher

Aalto University

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Unclassified Technical Panels

Technical Panel: Train Like You Fight – Using METT-TC in Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) Training

Room: 317

Approved for 2 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+, Security+, CSA+, CASP and Cloud+ Cyber Mission Forces are contested everyday by our adversaries with exceptional threats, which are increasingly unyielding, sophisticated, and diverse.  The services must achieve and verify ready cyber mission force across critical capabilities and mission systems understanding that frequency and severity of change in conditions are vastly unknown.   More unknown are the direct cost implications given these circumstances.    Analyzing the operating environment through...read more...

Speaker(s)

Moderator

John Schleifer

Vice President, Cyberspace Business Development

By Light Professional IT Services

 

Panelist

BG Brian Donahue, USA (Ret.)

Chief Operating Officer

By Light Professional IT Services

 

Panelist

COL Paul Stanton, USA (invited)

Commander, Cyber Protection Brigade

U.S. Army Cyber Command

 

Panelist

John J. Hickey, Jr. (invited)

Cyber Development Executive

Defense Information Systems Agency

 

Panelist

Lt Gen Michael J. Basla, USAF (Ret.)

Senior Vice President and Client Executive

CACI International

 

Panelist

MG Jennifer Napper, USA (Ret.)

Group Vice President, Department of Defense and Intelligence Agencies

Unisys Federal Systems

 

Panelist

MG John B. Morrison, Jr., USA (invited)

Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and

Commanding General, Fort Gordon

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Unclassified Technical Panels

Monday, October 23, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

Technical Program Sessions

Room: 300-level meeting rooms

Monday, October 23, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

 

Afternoon Keynote

Room: Hall A

Speaker(s)

Keynote

BGen Dennis A. Crall, USMC (invited)

Director C4 and CIO of the Marine Corps

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Keynotes

Monday, October 23, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

 

Networking Reception

Room: Halls B-D

Oct 24   

Tuesday, October 24, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

 

Registration Hours

Room: Charles Street Lobby

Tuesday, October 24, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

 

Continental Breakfast

Room: Sharp Street Lobby

Tuesday, October 24, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

 

Restricted Paper Session: Modeling and Simulation I

Room: 303

Session Chair:  William Y. Joo, U. S. Navy Papers: An Implementation of Interoperable Simulator Architecture; (Authors: Eric Hwang, Nicholas Evancich, Sherry Wang,  Jason Li, George Riley, King Lee, and Andrew Toth)                                     Mission Planning Radio Testbed for Airborne Relay Communications; (Authors: Yalin Sagduyu , Tugba Erpek , Sohraab Soltani , Yi Shi , Satya Ponnaluri , Jason Li , Rob Riley, and Clif Banner)       ...read more...

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Restricted Technical Papers Restricted Technical Program

Restricted Paper Session: Tactical Network I

Room: 302

Session Chair:  David Coleman, JHU/APL Papers: Enabling Demand-Driven Dynamic Resource Allocation in the Presence of Flow Control; (Author: Huan Yao) Pitfalls in Current Testing of Advanced Tactical Networks; (Author: Sherin S. Kamal) Performance Evaluation of Air-to-Air BE-CDL; (Authors: Terrence Gibbons, Rahul Amin, Joy Wang, Igor Pedan, Thomas Goff, Patricia Deutsch, Paul Christensen, Andrea Coyle, Rajesh Viswanathan, John Murphy and Bow-Nan Cheng)

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Restricted Technical Papers Restricted Technical Program

Tuesday, October 24, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

 

Plenary Panel: Data -- Secure, Trusted and Mobile: Powering the Future of Military Communications

Room: Hall B

Because today's battlespace is relentlessly fluid, a perfect synergy must be achieved and data mobility and productivity is essential to mission success.  The right information in the right hands at the right time can protect warfighters, improve strategies and refine tactics.  Unfortunately, the reverse also is true, so the stakes are high and continue to escalate as the nature of data changes and evolves. Consequently, future communications capabilities will require innovative approaches to individual security...read more...

Speaker(s)

Moderator

Terry Halvorsen

former DoD Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Officer/

Executive Vice President, IT & Mobile Communications B2B Business, Samsung Electronics

 

Panelist

Barbara Hoffman (invited)

Department of Defense Principal Director for the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise (DCIO-IE)

 

Panelist

Essye B. Miller

Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for Cybersecurity

Department of Defense

 

Panelist

Kiersten E. Todt

President and Managing Partner

Liberty Group Ventures, LLC (LGV) and Resident Scholar, University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security

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Plenary Panels Plenary Program

Tuesday, October 24, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Technical Panel: Can We Trust the Robots?

Room: 316

Automated agents are increasingly entering Command-and-Control (C2) structures of both first responders and armed forces.  As such agents become more sophisticated, they may become in-tegral parts of mission teams and be tasked with commanding other agents and even humans.  This raises critical issues associated with the allocation of decision rights to automated agents, and the levels of trust that will be required.  Problems include measurement of trust in the con-text of mixed human and robotic...read more...

Speaker(s)

Moderator

Dr. Marius Vassiliou

Analyst and Project Leader

Institute for Defense Analyses

 

Panelist

David Jakubek

Director, Advanced Technology

ENSCO Avionics

 

Panelist

Dr. David Alberts

Senior Fellow

Institute for Defense Analyses

 

Panelist

Dr. John Matsumara

Senior Engineer

RAND Corporation

 

Panelist

Dr. Joseph Mitola, III

Federated Wireless

 

Panelist

Dr. Michael Hieb

Research Associate Professor, C4I & Cyber Center

George Mason University

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Unclassified Technical Panels

Technical Panel: Quantum Computation, Sensing, and Communication

Room: 317

Approved for 2 CompTIA CEUs: A+

Breakthroughs in Quantum Computing are beginning to both unlock further understanding of quantum mechanics and to enable new applications for technologies that employ quantum effects such as entanglement. This panel will provide a brief overview of the state of the science as well as current capabilities and future potentialities. This panel will provide a brief overview of the state of the science as well as current capabilities and future potentialities.  The panel topics will include...read more...

Speaker(s)

Moderator

MAJ Ryan J. Kenny, USA

S3/NEC Operations Officer, 30th Signal Battalion

U.S. Army

 

Panelist

Dr. Keye Martin

Research Mathematician

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

 

Panelist

Dr. Marco Lanzagorta

Research Physicist

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

 

Panelist

Dr. Salvador E. Venegas-Andraca

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico

 

Panelist

Dr. Tanner Crowder

Research Mathematician

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

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Unclassified Technical Panels

Tuesday, October 24, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Restricted Tutorial: Resilient Cyber Physical Systems

Room: 301

Approved for 3 GIAC CPEs

Cyber physical systems use digital computers to control physical systems, such as industrial control systems, flight control systems, weapon systems, and embedded systems. This tutorial is designed to provide an understanding of design considerations for cyber physical systems so that they are more resistant and resilient to cyber-attack. The overall objective of this tutorial is to provide an overview of practical engineering methods that can be applied to systems under development, as well as existing...read more...

Speaker(s)

Speaker

Bruce E. Tucker

Principal Analyst for Cyber

Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation

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Restricted Technical Program Restricted Tutorials

Technical Program Sessions

Room: 300-level meeting rooms

Tutorial: Cognitive Radio Network Design and SDR Programming for Tactical Communications

Room: 315

In this tutorial, we will expose participants to a wide array of topics regarding cognitive radio design, software-defined radio (SDR) implementation and applications in wireless networks with a particular focus on tactical radio network environments. Tutorial attendees will learn fundamentals of cognitive radio design, SDR programming and implementation, emulation testbed environments with cognitive radios, and potential applications of cognitive radio to improve tactical networks. In the first part of this tutorial, we will motivate the audience...read more...

Speaker(s)

Speaker

Dr. Sastry Kompella

Senior Communications and Networks Research Scientist

Naval Research Laboratory

 

Speaker

Dr. Sohraab Soltani

 

Speaker

Dr. Yalin Sagduyu

Program Manager

Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI)

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Technical Tutorials

Tutorial: Efficient and Cost Effective use of Satellite Resources in IP Networks

Room: 319

Satellites provide IP-based converged voice, video and data communications access to deployed military forces. However, there are issues related to efficient use of expensive and limited space spectrum. There are overheads associated with the Internet Protocols (IP) and the need to encrypt critical messages. There are time delays in TCP-based flows. Satellite resources are expensive.  This seminar describes technologies that address these issues. Improved coding/modulation techniques provide more bits per second per hertz. Adaptive coding/modulation...read more...

Speaker(s)

Speaker

Burt Liebowitz

Principal Network Engineer

The MITRE Corporation

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Technical Tutorials

Tuesday, October 24, 10:15 AM - 5:00 PM

 

Exhibit Hours

Room: Halls B-D

Tuesday, October 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Networking Coffee Break

Room: Halls B-D

Tuesday, October 24, 10:40 AM - 11:55 AM

 

Restricted Paper Session: Modeling and Simulation II

Room: 303

Papers: Doppler Wireless Channel Emulator for Mobile Wireless Cyber Applications; (Authors: Daniel Chew, Daniel Barcklow, Stephan Frisbie, and David Coleman)                                        Investigation of HF and VHF Noise Trends Aboard Amphibious and Destroyer Class Ships in Southern California Waters; (Authors: Kristopher R. Buchanan,  Daniel Gaytan, Chris Dilay, Lu Xu, Gregory Larson, Vince Dinh and David Hilton) W-Band Channel Phenomenology Measurements; (Authors: Tyler Foster, Gregor Altvater,...read more...

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Restricted Technical Papers Restricted Technical Program

Restricted Paper Session: Tactical Network II

Room: 302

Papers: Agile Network Isolation through use of Packet Level Non-Repudiation for Airborne Tactical Networks; (Authors: Christopher Hynes, Gabriel Olariu, and Jonathan Grier) Cellular Enabled Communications: Enabling LTE as a Viable Tactical Technology; (Authors: Jonathan Theander, Brian Little, John Beck, Sandra Tinta, Alex Roland, and Jack Burbank) Modeling the Probability of 802.11g Frame Collisions in a Hidden Terminal Environment; (Authors: Nathaniel A. Hall, William C. Headley, Thomas G. Krauss, and Alan J. Michaels)

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Restricted Technical Papers Restricted Technical Program

Tuesday, October 24, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

 

MILCOM Theater Session: Protected SATCOM Future - Government View

Room: Hall D

Approved for 2 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+, Security+, CSA+, CASP and Cloud+ Several years of studies and proof of concept demonstrations have paved the way for development of next generation programs to provide assured SATCOM services in contested and nuclear environments. This panel summarizes the set of programs to achieve this, including transition plans from current operations and terminal synchronization considerations.

Speaker(s)

Moderator

Steve Breese

Principal Director

Protected Systems, MILSATCOM, Aerospace

 

Panelist

Bret Fornelius (invited)

DAFC, HQ AFSPC/A5FC

Protected SATCOM Requirements

 

Panelist

Col George R. Nagy, USAF (invited)

Chief, Space Support to Operations Division, (SAF/SPA & PDSAS/SA-9) Deputy USecAF(Space) & Principal DoD Space Advisor Staff

 

Panelist

Col Timothy M. McKenzie, USAF

Senior Materiel Leader

Division Chief, Advanced Development Division (SMC/MCD), MILSATCOM Systems Directorate

 

Panelist

Damon Feltman

Chief, Global Space Effects Division, Directorate of Strategic Plans, Programs, Requirements and Analysis, Headquarters, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado

 

Panelist

Jerry Rudeck (invited)

Navy WAMS Program Manager

 

Panelist

Richard E. Greel, Jr. (invited)

Technical Management Division

PEO Command, Control and Communications Tactical

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MILCOM Theater Sessions

Tuesday, October 24, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

 

Luncheon Keynote and Awards

Room: Hall A

Speaker(s)

 

 

Keynote

LTG Bruce T. Crawford, USA

Chief Information Officer/G6

U.S. Army

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Keynotes Plenary Program

Tuesday, October 24, 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

 

Networking Dessert Break

Room: Halls B-D

Tuesday, October 24, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

 

MILCOM Theater Session: Protected SATCOM Future - Contractor View

Room: Hall D

Approved for 2 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+, Security+, CSA+, CASP and Cloud+ Industry has participated throughout concept exploration and trade studies on the future of protected SATCOM.  The diversity of views helps to develop effective and affordable solutions.  Representatives of currently engaged partners will comment on what they see as the most important challenges and opportunities in achieving next generation protected SATCOM.

Speaker(s)

 

 

Moderator

Col Timothy M. McKenzie, USAF

Senior Materiel Leader

Division Chief, Advanced Development Division (SMC/MCD), MILSATCOM Systems Directorate

 

Panelist

Andrew (Andy) Lincoln

Chief Engineer, Government Systems

ViaSat, Inc.

 

Panelist

Brian Rodriguez

Director, Business Development & Strategy, Protected Communication Systems, Integrated Communication Systems, Space and Airborne Systems

Raytheon Company

 

Panelist

Bryan "Stu" Eberhardt (invited)

Director, Proprietary DoD and NASA Satellite Systems

Boeing, Space & Missile Systems

 

Panelist

Dr. Eric Hall

Senior Technical Fellow

L-3 Technologies - Communications Systems West

 

Panelist

Jim Ivey (invited)

Director, Strategic Planning and Business Development

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

 

Panelist

Mark Bever

Director, MILSATCOM Systems

Northrup Grumman

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MILCOM Theater Sessions

Tuesday, October 24, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Technical Panel: Millimeter Wave Technology Challenges and Trends in Defense and Commercial Applications

Room: 316

Approved for 2 CompTIA CEUs: A+ and Network+

From the security scanner at your local airport to the blind-spot-monitoring systems in your car, to high-resolution airborne radar systems and high-capacity mobile internet services, we see unprecedented growth in systems applications of millimeter wave technology in both commercial and defense sectors.  This panel stimulates a dialog across these communities on current and emerging applications of millimeter wave technology and the technical challenges we have collectively overcome to enable them.  Looking forward, the panel considers...read more...

Speaker(s)

Moderator

Dr. Ted Woodward

Program Manager

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

 

Panelist

Bruce Wallace

Program Manager, Video SAR Project

Defense Advanced ResearchProjects Agency (DARPA)

 

Panelist

Dr. Abhishek Tiwari

Facebook Connectivity Labs

 

Panelist

Dr. Ashwin Sampath

Senior Director, Technology

Qualcomm

 

Panelist

Dr. Lou Christen

Director of Advanced Technologies, Principal Investigator for Northrop Grumman effort on DARPA 100G Program

Northrop Grumman Systems

 

Panelist

Dr. Sanyogita Shamsunder

Executive Director, 5G/Digital Ecosystem Planning

Verizon

 

Panelist

Dr. Theodore (Tod) Sizer

former Leader of Wireless Research Program, currently IP and Optical Network Research Lab Leader

Nokia Bell Labs

 

Panelist

Roger Baker

Senior Systems Engineer, Principal Investigator for L-3 effort on DARPA Mobile Hotspots Program

L-3 Technologies - Communications

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Unclassified Technical Panels

Technical Panel: Threat-Based Cyber Risk Assessment

Room: 317

Approved for 2 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+, Security+, CSA+, CASP and Cloud+ Government and industry have used multiple guidelines and standards over the years to assess the adequacy of information system security architectures and implementations.  The majority of these approaches dictate a set of controls to be implemented, based upon an assessment of the risk to confidentiality, integrity, or availability of data and services.  One shortcoming of these approaches is that they do not explicitly consider...read more...

Speaker(s)

Moderator

Peter Dinsmore

Chief Engineer

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

 

Panelist

Don Davidson

Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense

 

Panelist

Jim Quinn

Department of Homeland Security

 

Panelist

John Garstka

DOD Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L)

 

Panelist

Patrick Arvidson

National Security Agency

 

Panelist

Scott Casper

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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Unclassified Technical Panels

Tuesday, October 24, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

Restricted Tutorial: Wire and Cable Knowledge

Room: 301

Approved for 3 CompTIA CEUs: A+ and 3 Network+

Wire and cables play a crucial role in the performance of communications systems on almost all military hardware and weapon systems. Proper design of copper and fiber optic cables ensures that there are no malfunctions of these systems. To protect the cables against environmental and hazardous field conditions, cables are insulated with polymers and enclosed in metal or polymer jackets. Insulation and jacket slows down the signal transmission and introduce errors. Selection of right insulation...read more...

Speaker(s)

 

 

Speaker

Shakil Qureshi

Chief Executive Officer

Futron, Inc.

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Restricted Technical Program Restricted Tutorials

Technical Program Sessions

Room: 300-level meeting rooms

Tutorial: An Introduction to Cyber Resiliency

Room: 315

Approved for 3 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+, Security+, CSA+, CASP, Cloud+; 3 GIAC CPEs Our national security, critical infrastructures and information technology environments are subject to escalating cyber-attacks by advanced cyber adversaries. These adversaries, commonly known as the advanced persistent threat), are a nation state or an organized crime cartel with sophisticated levels of expertise, significant resources, persistently attacking high value systems of critical organizations. These systems and architectures fail or are compromised when subjected to...read more...

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Technical Tutorials

Tutorial: MIMO Communications for Tactical Networks

Room: 319

Approved for 3 CompTIA CEUs: A+ and Network+

In this tutorial, we will address the system design and implementation aspects of multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) communications, especially from a tactical network perspective. We will start with the theory of MIMO communications and end with the implementation aspects of MIMO applied to tactical network communications. In the first part of this tutorial, we will give an overview of MIMO communications. We will cover fundamentals of MIMO communications, including propagation and channel models, transmitter/receiver...read more...

Speaker(s)

 

 

Speaker

Dr. Satya Ponnaluri

Lead Scientist

Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI)

 

Speaker

Dr. Sennur Ulukus

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Maryland, College Park

 

Speaker

Dr. Yalin Sagduyu

Program Manager

Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI)

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Technical Tutorials

Tuesday, October 24, 2:15 PM - 3:35 PM

 

Restricted Paper Session: Waveform and Signal Processing I

Room: 303

Session Chair:  Rich Hoffman, CERDEC Papers: Performance of Packet Combining Schemes in the Presence of a Sweep Jammer; (Authors: Vijitha Weerackody and Steven D. Jones) Distributed Transmit Beamforming for Long-Range Covert Communications; (Authors: Adam R. Margetts, Marko Kocic, Carol C. Martin, Matthew Rebholz, Christopher L. Hayes, Bruce R. Jordan Jr., Huy Nguyen and Stephen Leung) Blind Adaptive Modulated Signal Excision for Anti-Jam and Non-Cooperative Communications; (Authors: Jonathan Beaudeau and John Tranquilli)

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Restricted Technical Papers Restricted Technical Program

Tuesday, October 24, 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Restricted Paper Session: Enterprise Networks I

Room: 302

Session Chair:  Marilynn Wylie, JHU/APL Papers: Closed-Loop Cognitive Electronic Warfare Operations with Cyber Feedback;(Authors: Joseph Mitola, III, Matthew Vondal, Kiran Karra, Justus Graham, and T. Charles Clancy) DCO Signature Sharing using Bandwidth Efficient Cuckoo Filter Data Architecture; (Authors: Radhika R. Roy, Travis W. Parker, Jerry A. Clark, Ogedi C. Okwudishu, and Brian M. Dempsey) The Future of Enterprise Network Topology and Perimeterless Networks; (Author: John McCune)

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Restricted Technical Papers Restricted Technical Program

Tuesday, October 24, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

 

Plenary Panel: Accelerating the Speed to Solutions in Federal IT

Room: Hall B

Speaker(s)

 

 

Moderator

Dr. John A. Zangardi

Acting Department of Defense Chief Information Officer

Department of Defense

 

Panelist

Margaret "Margie" H. Graves

Acting Federal Chief Information Officer and Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology

Office of Management and Budget

 

Panelist

RADM Nancy A. Norton, USN

Vice Director

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

 

Panelist

Thomas F. Greenfield

Deputy Director Communication and Networks Directorate

DASD C3CB, OSD (AT&L)

 

Panelist

Victor S. Gavin

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Information Operations and Space

Department of the Navy

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Plenary Panels Plenary Program

Tuesday, October 24, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

 

Restricted Paper Session: Enterprise Networks II

Room: 302

Papers: Design and Implementation of the  REprogrammable Single Chip Universal Encryptor (RESCUE); (Authors: William E. Stephens,  Patrick Boswell, David Castaline, Paul Olsheski, Keith Thal, Imtiaz Gaslightwala, Alpesh Patel, Shahin Cook, Sarah Leu-Yang, Donald Coulter, Jason Fournier, and Cynthia Shaw) An IoT Device Security Solution for Heterogeneous Networks; (Authors: Kevin T. Kornegay, Willie L. Thompson, II, and Michel A. Reece) Towards a SpectralSPARQL Standard for Exchanging EMS Knowledge; (Authors: Jakub J. Moskal, Mieczyslaw M. Kokar, Vincentzio Roman, Robert B. Normoyle, and Roger P. Guseman)

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Restricted Technical Papers Restricted Technical Program

Restricted Paper Session: Waveform and Signal Processing II

Room: 303

Papers:  Optimal Reference Element Selection for Power-Inversion Adaptive Arrays to Reduce Null Width; (Authors: Bindu Chandna, Ying Chieh Chuang, Kevin B. Burke and Jeffrey M. Miller) OpenMIC: Design and Implementation of Modular and Inexpensive Interference Cancellation; (Authors: Sean Brassard, Daniel Chew, and Jarriel Cook) An Empirical Study of System Design Tradeoffs in Pre-beamformed MIMO Systems; (Authors: Charles Swannack and Jonathan Warneke)

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Restricted Technical Papers Restricted Technical Program

Oct 25   

Wednesday, October 25, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

 

Continental Breakfast

Room: Halls B-D

Wednesday, October 25, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

 

Exhibit Hours

Room: Halls B-D

Wednesday, October 25, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

Registration Hours

Room: Charles Street Lobby

Wednesday, October 25, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

 

Plenary Panel

Room: Hall B

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Plenary Panels Plenary Program

Restricted Paper Session: SATCOM I

Room: 303

Session Chair:  Carl A. Sunshine, The Aerospace Corporation Papers: Progress Toward Protected Anti-Jam Tactical SATCOM (PATS); (Authors: Carl Sunshine, Terry Rector, Paul Yuhas, Jo-Chieh Chuang, Jeffrey Wysocarski, Shannon Pallone, and Lt Col Nathan Stuckey) Integration of the Enterprise Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Gateway Modem (ESGM) into the TRANSEC-enabled GBS Receive Suites; (Authors: Aaron Fletchersmith, Scott McGregor, and Biren Jaspal) Adaptive Interference Excision in Wideband SATCOM; (Authors: Roy Axford, Philip Chu and Michael Downey)

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Restricted Technical Papers Restricted Technical Program

Wednesday, October 25, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Restricted Technical Panel: Cyberspace Command and Control (Cyber C2)

Room: 302

Cyberspace Command and Control (Cyber C2) consists of the Situational Awareness (Cyber SA) and Cyber Force Employment (Cyber FE) needed to enable cyber effects across all global commons (Air, Land, Sea, Space, and Cyberspace) during the conduct of cyber, kinetic, and integrated cyber-kinetic operations. Considering Cyber C2 through the lens of the Observe/Orient/Decide/Act (OODA) framework reveals that Cyber SA is the Observe/Orient component and as such it constitutes Battlespace Awareness for the Cyber Domain. Cyber...read more...

Speaker(s)

Moderator

John H. Quigg

Senior Professional Staff

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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Restricted Technical Panels Restricted Technical Program

Technical Panel: Embedded Systems Security Postures in the Cloud for the Tactical Environment

Room: 317

The movement to the cloud has forced commonly single purposed embedded systems to become internet worked, while allowing more complex data analysis to be done off device.  tactical operations pose the issue of dynamic and potently resource constrained physical environment.  This panel will discuss the threats and security postures of embedded systems as they operate in a tactical cloud environment. Most embedded systems have a limited size, weight, and power.  However they are faced with additional...read more...

Speaker(s)

Moderator

Randall Brooks

Engineering Fellow

Raytheon

 

Panelist

Dr. Jeffrey Boleng

Acting Chief Technology Officer

Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

 

Panelist

Dr. Mathias Payer

Professor, Computer Science

Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), Purdue University

 

Panelist

Dr. Virginia Ross (invited)

Engineer

Air Force Research Laboratory

 

Panelist

Hasan Yasar

Technical Manager, Cyber Engineering Solutions Group

Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (CMU-SEI)

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Unclassified Technical Panels

Technical Panel: Leveraging Commercial 5G Technology for Military Applications

Room: 316

Approved for 2 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+ and Cloud+

Panel Organizer: Jagannath Chirravuri, Technology Area Director, Space and Airborne Systems, Raytheon Company In the age of “Information Anywhere, Everywhere” the insatiable need for Gigabits of wireless data to user devices has challenged the spectrum needed to support this demand and fueled a race to efficient 5G communications technologies to deliver this bandwidth to a myriad of devices ranging from smartphones, wearable devices and smart household appliances.  Disruptive technologies including massive MIMO, spectrum arbitrage, millimeter wave...read more...

Speaker(s)

Moderator

David J. Fittz

Chief Technologist

Space and Airborne Systems, Raytheon Company

 

Panelist

Craig Armiento

Professor and Director, Printed Electronics Research Collaborative

University of Massachusetts Lowell

 

Panelist

Gabriel Rebeiz

Professor

University of California, San Diego

 

Panelist

Harish Viswanathan

Head, Radio Systems Research Group

Nokia Bell Labs

 

Panelist

Paul Tilghman

Program Manager

Microsystems Technology Office, DARPA

 

Panelist

Robert Donahue

CEO

Anokiwave Inc, San Diego, CA

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Unclassified Technical Panels

Wednesday, October 25, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Technical Program Sessions

Room: 300-level meeting rooms

Tutorial: Learn to Analyze and Verify Large Software for Cybersecurity and Safety

Room: 319

Massive software systems are being built the way Egyptians were building pyramids, with the sheer force of human labor.  Agile development, programming languages, component libraries, and integrated development environments, help but they have not brought down the cost of developing and maintaining software. Software projects continue to run over projected budgets and schedule. The pervasive use of software has opened up dire possibilities of catastrophic accidents and attacks emanating from software vulnerabilities. The core problem is...read more...

Speaker(s)

Speaker

Ben Holland

Research Scientist

Iowa State University (ISU)

 

Speaker

Suresh Kothari

Richardson Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

Iowa State University (ISU)

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Technical Tutorials

Wednesday, October 25, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

 

Networking Coffee Break

Room: Halls B-D

Wednesday, October 25, 10:40 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Restricted Paper Session: SATCOM II

Room: 303

Papers: Multi-Entity Bayesian Network for SATCOM RF Situation Awareness in Transponded SATCOM Systems; (Authors: Xin Tian, Genshe Chen, Khanh Pham and Erik Blasch) Interference Cancellation Applications to MILSATCOM; (Authors: Thomas Royster, Frederick Block, and Michael Tracey)

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Restricted Technical Papers Restricted Technical Program

Wednesday, October 25, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Technical Panel: MILSATCOM Collaboration, Achievements and Way Ahead

Room: MILCOM Theater Hall D

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MILCOM Theater Sessions

Wednesday, October 25, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

 

Keynote Luncheon

Room: Hall A

Speaker(s)

 

 

Speaker

MG Randy S. Taylor, USA

Commanding General

U. S. Army Communications-Electronics Command & Senior Commander, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

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Keynotes Plenary Program

Wednesday, October 25, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Technical Panel: Technology’s Role in the Flexible use of SATCOM

Room: 316

Approved for 2 CompTIA CEUs: Cloud+

Approved for 2 CompTIA CEUs: Cloud+ In an era of accelerating innovations in commercial satellite systems and technologies, DoD is assessing the expanded role of COMSATCOM in the military wideband enterprise.  This panel will present the objectives and status of a series of Air Force Pathfinders, Pilots, and potential demonstration efforts that continue exploiting emerging commercial capabilities.  A major challenge is the technical and cultural abilities for DoD to absorb these products. Presentation/dialogue among DoD and...read more...

Speaker(s)

Moderator

Joseph Vanderpoorten (invited)

Technical Director, Advanced Concept Division (SMC/MCX)

U.S. Air Force

 

Panelist

Dr. Eric Hall (invited)

Senior Architect

L-3

 

Panelist

Dr. Kurt Fiscko (invited)

Technical Director, Communication & Global Positioning System (GPS) Navigation Program (PMW/A 170), Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I)

SPAWAR

 

Panelist

George Knizewski (invited)

President

Knight Sky

 

Panelist

Rajeev Gophal (invited)

Senior Business Developer

Hughes Network Systems

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Unclassified Technical Panels

Wednesday, October 25, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

Technical Program Sessions

Room: 300-level meeting rooms

Tutorial: Intelligent Learning Algorithms and their Application to Communications and Networking

Room: 319

Approved for 3 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+, Security+, CSA+, CASP, Cloud+ This tutorial aims to provide attendees with practical knowledge of advanced intelligent learning algorithms and how they can be applied to communications and networking problems. The tutorial will first provide attendees with an introduction to intelligent algorithms as well as a crash course on some of the mathematics and theory behind intelligent algorithms. The tutorial will then provide an overview of many of the key...read more...

Speaker(s)

 

Speaker

Jack L. Burbank

Senior Wireless Network Engineer

U.S. Army CERDEC Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate

 

Speaker

Julia Andrusenko

Senior Communications Engineer and Chief Engineer of the Tactical Wireless Systems Group

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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Technical Tutorials

Wednesday, October 25, 2:15 PM - 3:35 PM

 

Restricted Paper Session: Algorithms and System Design I

Room: 303

Session Chair:  Chayil Timmerman, MIT/LL Papers: A Space-Based Tracking Algorithm Using a Hybrid Coordinate Extended Kalman Filter on Phase Difference of Arrivals; (Authors: Michael G. Smith, Randall A. Sharo, Derek M. Jennings, and Justin C. Sellers) An Algorithm for Robust Automatic Uplink Power Control; (Authors: Jordan E. Le Noach and Wayne Schoonveld) Machine Learning Approaches to Classifying Radar Signals; (Authors: Andrew Christianson and Anthony Tai)

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Restricted Technical Papers Restricted Technical Program

Wednesday, October 25, 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM

 

Restricted Paper Session: Algorithms and System Design II

Room: 303

Paper: Trends and Challenges in Software-Defined Multifunction Systems Development; (Authors:Brian Dong, Michael Johnson, and Mike Browne)

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Restricted Technical Papers Restricted Technical Program

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