Sunday, October 22, 12:00 - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Charles Street Lobby

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

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

                • Room: Charles Street Lobby

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


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

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

                          • Room: 300-level meeting rooms
                              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 Burbank
                              Principal Professional Staff, Communications and Network Technologies Group
                              Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
                              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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                                  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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                                      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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                                        Monday, October 23, 12:00 - 1:45 PM

                                        • Room: Hall A
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        The Honorable Heather Wilson (invited)
                                        24th Secretary of the Air Force
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                                          Monday, October 23, 1:30 - 6:30 PM

                                          • Room: Halls B-D

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

                                            • Room: Halls B-D

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


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

                                                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...
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                                                    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...
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                                                        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 Mission, Enemy, Troops & Capabilities, Terrain - Time and Civil Considerations...read more...
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                                                          Monday, October 23, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

                                                          • Room: 300-level meeting rooms


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

                                                            • Room: Halls B-D

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

                                                              • Room: Charles Street Lobby

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


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

                                                                • Room: Hall B
                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                Moderator
                                                                Terry Halvorsen
                                                                former DoD Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Officer/
                                                                Executive Vice President, IT & Mobile Communications B2B Business, Samsung Electronics
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                                                                  Tuesday, October 24, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

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

                                                                            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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                                                                              • Room: 300-level meeting rooms
                                                                                  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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                                                                                      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. 
                                                                                      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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                                                                                        Tuesday, October 24, 10:15 - 5:00 PM

                                                                                        • Room: Halls B-D

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

                                                                                          • Room: Halls B-D

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


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

                                                                                            • Room: Hall A
                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                            Assistant
                                                                                            VADM Marshall B. Lytle, III, USCG (invited)
                                                                                            Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Cyber and
                                                                                            Chief Information Officer Joint Staff, J6
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                                                                                              Tuesday, October 24, 1:45 - 2:15 PM

                                                                                              • Room: Halls B-D

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


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

                                                                                                  Overview of commercial and defense applications of millimeter wave technology intended to foster dialog between these two communities. 
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                                                                                                      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.
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                                                                                                          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 the potential or likely attack vectors and threat tactics to which...read more...
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                                                                                                            Tuesday, October 24, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

                                                                                                              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...
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                                                                                                              Speaker
                                                                                                              Shakil Qureshi
                                                                                                              Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                                              Futron, Inc.
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                                                                                                                    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...
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                                                                                                                    Speaker
                                                                                                                    Dr. Sastry Kompella
                                                                                                                    Senior Communications and Networks Research Scientist
                                                                                                                    Naval Research Laboratory
                                                                                                                    Speaker
                                                                                                                    Dr. Yalin Sagduyu
                                                                                                                    Program Manager
                                                                                                                    Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI)
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                                                                                                                        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...
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                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                          Tuesday, October 24, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

                                                                                                                          • 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 (invited)
                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                                          Raj Shah (invited)
                                                                                                                          Director
                                                                                                                          Defense Innovation Unit – Experimental (DIUx)
                                                                                                                          Panelist
                                                                                                                          Victor S. Gavin (invited)
                                                                                                                          Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Information Operations and Space
                                                                                                                          Department of the Navy
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                                                                                                                            Wednesday, October 25, 8:00 - 9:00 AM

                                                                                                                            • Room: Halls B-D

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

                                                                                                                              • Room: Halls B-D

                                                                                                                                Wednesday, October 25, 8:00 - 4:30 PM

                                                                                                                                • Room: Charles Street Lobby

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


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

                                                                                                                                    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 communications and dynamic spectrum management are being developed by the commercial enterprise....read more...
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                                                                                                                                      Wednesday, October 25, 9:00 - 12:00 PM

                                                                                                                                      • Room: 300-level meeting rooms
                                                                                                                                          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 advanced and adaptive cyber attacks, resulting in unsuccessful, disrupted or compromised mission operations....read more...
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                                                                                                                                            Wednesday, October 25, 10:15 - 11:15 AM

                                                                                                                                            • Room: Halls B-D

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


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


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

                                                                                                                                              • Room: 300-level meeting rooms
                                                                                                                                                  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 types of learning algorithms, including machine learning algorithms, genetic algorithms,...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                  Speaker
                                                                                                                                                  Jack Burbank
                                                                                                                                                  Principal Professional Staff, Communications and Network Technologies Group
                                                                                                                                                  Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
                                                                                                                                                  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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