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Unclassified Technical Sessions

The MILCOM 2011 Technical Committee is pleased to announce the following unclassified sessions for MILCOM 2011.

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Daily schedule

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 Morning Sessions

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 Afternoon Sessions

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 Morning Sessions

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 Afternoon Sessions

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 Morning Sessions

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 Afternoon Sessions

Information is subject to change.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 Morning Sessions

9:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Track 1

Session WSP-7: Radio Resource Management, Allocation and Scheduling

Location: Room 321
Session Chair: Karen Guan (Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, USA)

This session presents new scheduling algorithms, resource allocation formulations, as well as innovative transmission policies as key enablers for higher throughput and lower latency transmission in dynamic environments such as tactical and first response network. Results show these works contribute significantly to increased link throughput, higher network capacity and optimal spectrum allocation.

  • Paper 7.1: On the Achievable Rates for the Return-Link of Multi-Beam Satellite Systems Using Successive Interference Cancellation
    Vincent Boussemart (DLR, Germany); Matteo Berioli (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Francesco Rossetto (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Michael Joham (Technische Universität München, Germany)
  • Paper 7.2: Adaptive Incremental-Redundancy Transmission for Tactical Packet Radio Systems
    Jason Ellis (Clemson University, USA); Michael Pursley (Clemson University, USA)
  • Paper 7.3: Quality-of-Information Aware Transmission Policies with Time-Varying Links
    Ertugrul Necdet Ciftcioglu (Pennsylvania State University, USA); Aylin Yener (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Paper 7.4: Improving Multicast Throughput in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks Using Cross-Layer Signaling Mechanism
    William Su (Boeing, USA); Reza Ghanadan (Boeing, USA)
  • Paper 7.5: Optimal Resource Allocation in a Bandwidth Exchange Enabled Relay Network
    Muhammad Nazmul Islam (WINLAB, Rutgers University, USA); Narayan Mandayam (WINLAB, Rutgers University, USA); Sastry Kompella (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Paper 7.6: Net-Eigen MAC: A New MIMO MAC Solution for Interference-Oriented Concurrent Link Communications
    Pengkai Zhao (UCLA, USA); Babak Daneshrad (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)

Track 1

Session WSP-8: Cognitive Radio Techniques II

Location: Room 322
Session Chair: Philip J Vigneron (Communications Research Centre & Industry Canada, Canada)

In this session the properties of communications waveforms under conditions of unexpected interference and collocation are investigated. These contributions demonstrate the importance of robustness achieved by signal processing while communicating in a cognitive radio environment, where spectral occupancy of the desired user may be shared with others. New results on blind modulation classification and a novel two-stage modulation classification technique for real-time CR system are presented. Additional topics include throughput maximization and cooperative spectrum sensing in cognitive radio networks.

  • Paper 8.1: Eliminating Co-location Radio Interference with Photonic-Enhanced Spectrum Management in Cognitive Radio
    Networks Jerome Sonnenberg (Harris Corporation, USA); Richard DeSalvo (Harris Corporation, USA); Charles Middleton (Harris Corp, USA)
  • Paper 8.2: Throughput Maximization in Cognitive Radio Based Wireless Mesh Networks
    Yanchao Zhao (Nanjing University, P.R. China); Jie Wu (Temple University, USA); Sanglu Lu (Nanjing University, P.R. China)
  • Paper 8.3: New Results on a Two-Stage Novel Modulation Classification Technique for Cognitive Radio Applications
    Okhtay Azarmanesh (The Pennsylvani State University, USA); Sven G. Bilén (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Paper 8.4: Secure Cooperative Multi-Channel Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks
    Behzad Kasiri (University of Manitoba, Canada); Jun Cai (University of Manitoba, Canada); Attahiru S. Alfa (University of Manitoba, Canada)
  • Paper 8.5: Blind Modulation Classification Based on Spectral Correlation and Its Robustness to Timing Mismatch
    Eric Rebeiz (UCLA, USA); Danijela Čabrić (University of California Los Angeles, USA)
  • Paper 8.6: On the Design of a Modern Broadband Physical Layer for Teleoperations Links
    Sungill Kim (TrellisWare Technologies, USA); Mark Johnson (TrellisWare Technologies, USA); On Wa Yeung (TrellisWare Technologies, USA); David Yin (TrellisWare Technologies, Qualcomm, USA)

Track 1

Session WSP-9: Network Coding Technology and Implementation

Location: Room 323
Session Chair: Ananthram Swami (Army Research Lab., USA)

This session focuses on utilizing network coding techniques in the context of wireless networks, specifically, a two-way relay channel, in combination with binary and multi-tone FSK, and in traffic shaping for cognitive radio networks. Additional topics include novel bootstrapping techniques for improving the calibration of ground based beam forming.

  • Paper 9.1: Symbol-Based Physical-Layer Network Coding for Two-Way Relay Channel
    Ruohan Cao (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Tiejun Lv (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Hui Gao (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
  • Paper 9.2: Traffic Shaping Impact of Network Coding on Spectrum Predictability and Jamming Attacks
    Shanshan Wang (Arizona State University, USA); Yalin E Sagduyu (Intelligent Automation, Inc. & University of Maryland, College Park, USA); Junshan Zhang (Arizona State University, USA); Jason Hongjun Li (Intelligent Automation Inc., USA)
  • Paper 9.3: Noncoherent Digital Network Coding Using Multi-tone CPFSK
    Terry Ferrett (West Virginia University, USA); Matthew Valenti (West Virginia University, USA); Don Torrieri (US Army Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Paper 9.4: Burst Error Correction Using Binary Multiplication Without Carry
    Nikolaos G. Bardis (University of Military Education - Hellenic Army Academy, Greece); Nikolaos Doukas (Hellenic Army Academy, Greece); Oleksandr P. Markovskyi (National Technical University of Ukraine, (Polytechnic Institute of Kiev), Ukraine)
  • Paper 9.5: Beam Forming Using Iterative Bootstrapping Techniques
    Yash Vasavada (Hughes Network Systems, USA); Xiaoling Huang (Hughes Network Systems, USA); Channasandra Ravishankar (Hughes Network Systems, USA); John Corrigan (Hughes Network Systems, USA)
  • Paper 9.6: Systematic Design of Network Coding-Aware Buffering Strategies
    Francesco Rossetto (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Daniel E. Lucani (University of Porto - School of Engineering & Institute of Telecommunications, Portugal)


Track 2

Session NPP-6: Routing

Location: Room 324
Session Chair: Armando L. Caro (BBN Technologies, USA)

Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) will be the key enabler for flexible and reliable tactical communications in an infrastructure-less environment. The NPP-6 Routing session will present approaches for improving performance and scalability of MANET routing protocols for ground-based networks, airborne networks, and underwater acoustic networks.

  • Paper 6.1: AeroRP Performance in Highly-Dynamic Airborne Networks Using 3D Gauss-Markov Mobility Model
    Justin P Rohrer (The University of Kansas & Information and Telecommunications Technology Center, USA); Egemen K Çetinkaya (University of Kansas, USA); Hemanth Narra (The University of Kansas, USA); Dan Broyles (University of Kansas, USA); Kevin Peters (University of Kansas, USA); James P. G. Sterbenz (University of Kansas & Lancaster University (UK), USA)
  • Paper 6.2: Routing Fountains: Leveraging Wide-Area Broadcast to Improve Mobile Inter-Domain Routing
    Joshua Train (Aerospace, USA); Joseph Bannister (The Aerospace Corporation, USA); Cauligi Raghavendra (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Paper 6.3: A Reliable Geocasting Solution for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks
    Baozhi Chen (Rutgers University, USA); Dario Pompili (Rutgers University, USA)
  • Paper 6.4: Interference-Aware Multipath Routing in a Cognitive Radio Ad Hoc Network
    Bakul Khanna (Raytheon BBN Technologies, USA); Ram Ramanathan (BBN Technologies, USA)
  • Paper 6.5: Scalability Features of the WNaN Routing Protocol
    David P Wiggins (Raytheon BBN Technologies, USA)

Track 2

Session NPP-7: Scheduling and Task Allocation

Location: Room 325
Session Chair: Janise McNair (University of Florida, USA)

Mission critical environments that use wireless communications must also employ a variety of techniques to manage the challenges of wireless networking, which include disconnectedness, intermittent communication, limited communication among nodes, high error rates, and mobility. Data scheduling is an effective tool to help maintain performance in these volatile environments. This session on "Scheduling and Task Allocation" investigates techniques for optimizing key performance metrics for a range of deployed wireless networks.

Issues addressed include:

  • Data scheduling with minimum latency in broadcast networks
  • Data scheduling with equal resource allocation and tone power in wireless mesh networks
  • Optimal cooperative transmission for maximizing the lifetime of wireless sensor networks
  • Optimal task allocation in mission critical environments with mobile ad hoc networks
  • Comparisons of duplexing, multiplexing and multiple access schemes in mesh and relay networks
  • Paper 7.1: On Local Approximation of Minimum-Latency Broadcast Scheduling in 3D MANETs
    Yilin Shen (University of Florida, USA); Ying Xuan (University of Florida, USA); My T. Thai (University of Florida, USA)
  • Paper 7.2: Distributed Data Scheduling for OFDMA-Based Wireless Mesh Networks
    Dong Chan Park (Pusan National University & Dept. of EE, Korea); Sang Seok Yun (Pusan National University, Korea); Suk Chan Kim (Pusan National University, Korea); Wooram Shin (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea); Hyunjae Kim (ETRI, Korea); Kwangjae Lim (ETRI, Korea)
  • Paper 7.3: Lifetime Optimization of Multi-hop Wireless Sensor Networks by Regulating the Frequency of Use of Cooperative Transmission
    Jin Woo Jung (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA); Mary Ann Ingram (Georgia Tech, USA)
  • Paper 7.4: Topology-Aware Optimal Task Allocation for Mission Critical Environment-A Decentralized Approach
    Shameem Ahmed (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA); Klara Nahrstedt (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA); Guijun Wang (The Boeing Company, USA)
  • Paper 7.5: Multiple Access in Mesh and Relay Networks: Continuous Single-Carrier Waveforms are Superior to Bursted Multi-Carrier Waveforms
    Qian Zhang (Ohio University, USA); David W Matolak (Ohio University, USA)

Track 2

Session NPP-14

Cognition in Military Wireless Devices

Location: Room 326
Session Chair: Sherin Kamal (SAIC, USA)

Description: With other papers in Track-2 and throughout the conference addressing dynamic spectrum sensing and smart cross-layer routing, this panel steps back to discuss the broader issue of cognition. Cognition is defined as the ability to acquire knowledge; or the faculty or process of acquiring knowledge by the use of reasoning, intuition, or perception. It is widely accepted that cognition is a key engine in any truly netcentric architecture. This panel will discuss the challenges of implementing cognition in military wireless devices and how that can be translated into more effective mission performance. Distinguished panel members have been assembled to briefly address provocative challenges in this field, and then engage in discussions with the audience.

Preston Marshall (ISI), Douglas Sicker (University of Colorado), Jeffrey Hansberger (JFCOM), Joseph Evans (ITTC)


Track 3

Session CSNO-5: Information Assurance and Security

Location: Room 327
Session Chair: Dimitris A. Pados (SUNY-Buffalo)

Session Description:
Today's information networks rely on a globally interconnected infrastructure composed of diverse and widely distributed systems. Critical to a network’s functionality and performance is security and availability of the infrastructure as well as the information it provides and manages. This session focuses on information assurance and security.

  • Paper 5.1: A Methodology for the Structured Security Analysis of Interconnections
    Daniël Boonstra (TNO, The Netherlands); Harm Schotanus (TNO, The Netherlands); Cor Verkoelen (TNO, The Netherlands); Andre Smulders (TNO, The Netherlands)
  • Paper 5.2: Design and Analysis of an ARQ Based Symmetric Key Generation Algorithm
    Yahya Khiabani (Louisiana State University, USA); Shuangqing Wei (Louisiana State University, USA)
  • Paper 5.3: Non-normalizable Functions: a New Method to Generate Metamorphic Malware
    Rodney Owens (UNCC, USA); Weichao Wang (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
  • Paper 5.4:On the (f)utility of Untrusted Data Sanitization
    Ashish Gehani (SRI International, USA); David Hanz (SRI International, USA); John Rushby (SRI International, USA); Grit Denker (SRI International, USA); Rance DeLong (Consultant, USA)
  • Paper 5.5: Controlled Information Sharing in NATO Operations Information Assurance and Security
    Konrad Wrona (NATO C3 Agency, The Netherlands); Geir Hallingstad (NATO C3 Agency, The Netherlands)
  • Paper 5.6: Human-Centered Network Visualizer: Visual Abstractions of Network Operations in a Tactical Environment
    Giovanni Oddo (RDECOM CERDEC, USA); Christopher Cannon (Drexel University, USA); Donald Pellegrino, Jr. (Drexel University, USA); Thomas Hewett (Drexel University, USA); William Regli (Drexel University, USA)

Track 3

Session CSNO-6: Intrusion Detection, Localization, Avoidance, and Resource allocation

Location: Room 328
Session Chair: Aric Hagberg (LANL)

Session Description:
Today's information networks rely on a globally interconnected infrastructure composed of diverse and widely distributed systems. Critical to a network’s functionality and performance is security and availability of the infrastructure as well as the information it provides and manages. This session focuses on intrusion detection, localization, avoidance, and resource allocation.

  • Paper 6.1: Colored Petri Nets as the Enabling Technology in Intrusion Detection Systems
    Andrey Dolgikh (Binghamton University, USA); Tomas Nykodym (Binghamton University, USA); Victor Skormin (Binghamton University, NY, USA); James Antonakos (Broome Community College, USA); Malik Baimukhamedov (Kostanai Technical University, Kazakhstan)
  • Paper 6.2: Automatic Functionality Detection in Behavior-Based IDS
    Tomas Nykodym (Binghamton University, USA); Andrey Dolgikh (Binghamton University, USA); Victor Skormin (Binghamton University, NY, USA); James Antonakos (Broome Community College, USA)
  • Paper 6.3: Scaling Data-Plane Logging in Large Scale Networks
    Md A Arefin (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA); Ahmed Khurshid (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA); Matthew Caesar (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA); Klara Nahrstedt (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Paper 6.4: Building and Evaluating a k-Resilient Mobile Distributed File System Resistant to Device Compromise
    Scott Huchton (Naval Postgraduate School, USA); Geoffrey G Xie (Naval Postgraduate School, USA); Robert Beverly (Naval Postgraduate School, USA)
  • Paper 6.5: MT6D: a Moving Target IPv6 Defense
    Matthew W. Dunlop (Virginia Tech, USA); Stephen L Groat (Virginia Tech, USA); William Urbanski (Virginia Tech, USA); Randy Marchany (Virginia Tech, USA); Joseph G Tront (Virginia Tech, USA)
  • Paper 6.6: Combinatorial Auction-based Multiple Dynamic Mission Assignment
    Jin-Hee Cho (Army Research Laboratory, USA), Ananthram Swami (Army Research Lab., USA), Trevor J. Cook, Army Research Lab., USA)


Track 4

Session MSA-3: Middleware for Wireless Network Control

Location: Room 318
Session Chair: Stephen Russell (NRL, USA)

Wireless network systems have evolved to be able to provide more sophisticated and higher performance communication than past military radio technologies. Additionally, increased demands are being placed upon these systems to support a broader set of information services including real-time content delivery as well as traditional messaging and bulk data. Service-oriented approaches in networks can also involve significantly more dynamic exchange among end systems to orchestrate operation. Given the limited availability of wireless spectrum and radio frequency due to propagation and other constraints, dynamic control of wireless device and system behavior may be necessary to achieve most effective support of the desired information delivery and communication needs. This session presents papers that describe middleware and mechanisms for effecting control of wireless systems to better support different information service needs.

  • Paper 3.1: Infrastructure Middleware and Applications for Portable Cellular Devices in Tactical Edge Networks
    Niranjan Suri (Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, USA); Louis Pochet (GMECI, USA); Joshua Sterling (US Air Force Research Laboratory, USA); Ralph Kohler (US Air Force Research Laboratory, USA); Enrico Casini (Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, USA); Jesse Kovach (Army Research Laboratory, USA); Robert Winkler (Army Research Laboratory, USA); Peter Budulas (U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Paper 3.2: Equalization of Packet Delays in OFDMA Scheduling of Real-Time Video Calls
    Alexander X. Han (Polytechnic Institute of New York University, USA); I-Tai Lu (Polytechnic Institute of NYU, USA)
  • Paper 3.3: Analysis and Implementation of the Virtual Network System
    Juho Määttä (Aalto University, Finland); Risto Järvinen (Aalto University, Finland); Riku Luostarinen (Aalto University, Finland); Lauri Liuhto (Aalto University, Finland); Taneli Taira (Aalto University, Finland); Jukka M J Manner (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Paper 3.4: An Ontology for RF and Photonic-assisted Cognitive Radio Networks
    Jerome Sonnenberg (Harris Corporation, USA); Richard DeSalvo (Harris Corporation, USA); Charles Middleton (Harris Corporation, USA)
  • Paper 3.5: Middleware Transports in a Real-Time Embedded Environment
    Roy Bell (Raytheon, USA)

Track 4

Session MSA-7: Tactical Edge Service Oriented Architectures

Location: Room 329
Session Chair: Brian Adamson (NRL, USA)

The design principles of loosely-coupled, discoverable and composable information services, often referred to as Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), have the potential to transform tactical edge network systems from a disjoint set of monolithic, fixed-function applications with predetermined assumptions on communication connectivity to a more integrated, dynamic, mission-tailored capability. Multiple DoD initiatives are considering the employment of service-based design for future network-centric operations. This session includes invited presentation from activities currently pursuing development of Service-Oriented information systems for tactical networks. The presentations will include information on the objectives of these systems from the different military services, the challenges for tactical edge deployment, and any current development and experimentation activities.

  • Presentation 7.1: United States Marine Corps MAGTF Command and Control Systems and Applications (MC2SA)
    Maj Michael McVsicker (USMC)
  • Presentation 7.2: Introduction to Army Common Operating Environment (COE)
    Daniel Woolley (U.S. Army)
  • Presentation7.3: Content-Based Mobile Edge Networking (CBMEN) Project
    Keith Gremban (DARPA)
  • Presentation7.4: Use of Application Layer understanding to Enhance Wireless Network Performance
    Preston Marshall (ISI)


Track 5

Session CNS-7: Network and Channel Emulation Environments

Location: Room 337
Session Chair: Dr. Kirk Chang (Telcordia Technologies)

Simulation and emulation are effective ways to study radio and system behavior. In this Section, we will examine various aspects of this exciting technology area, including channel, RF, routing, interface, protocols and open source tools etc.

  • Paper 7.1: Design of a Scalable Digital Wireless Channel Emulator for Networking Radios
    Scott Buscemi (SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic); Ron Sass (Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte)
  • Paper 7.2: A Testbed to Support Radio-to-Router Interface Testing and Evaluation
    Randy Charland (MIT-LL); Paul Christensen (MIT-LL); James Wheeler (MIT-LL); Bow-Nan Cheng (MIT-LL)
  • Paper 7.3: Integration of the CORE and EMANE Network Emulators
    Jeff Ahrenholz (Boeing); Tom Goff (Boeing); Brian Adamson (NRL)
  • Paper 7.4: The mLab-PENGWUN Hybrid Emulation Environment for Airborne Networks
    Marco Carvalho (IHMC); Adrian Granados (IHMC); Marco Arguedas (IHMC); Carlos Perez (IHMC); Michael Muccio (AFRL); Joe Suprenant (AFRL); Daniel Hague (AFRL); Brendon Poland (AFRL)
  • Paper 7.5: RF-NEST: Radio Frequency Network Emulator Simulator Tool
    Justin Yackoski (Intelligent Automation, Inc); Babak Azimi-Sadjadi (Intelligent Automation, Inc); Ali Namazi (Intelligent Automation, Inc); Jason H. Li (Intelligent Automation, Inc); Yalin Sagduyu (Intelligent Automation, Inc); Renato Levy (Intelligent Automation, Inc)

Track 5

Session CNS-8: Network Applications, Services, and Technologies

Location: Room 338
Session Chair: Dr. Tom Macdonald (MIT-LL)

This session focuses on advanced and emerging "Network Applications, Services, and Technologies". A range of new protocols, tools, design approaches and devices/technologies are presented that can provides important new capabilities to information systems. In addition, the invited speaker will provide the analysis of cloud computing's architectural and policy implications in DoD that may prove helpful in furthering academic scholarship, decision making, and policy debates.

  • Paper 8.1: A Case for DoD Application of Public Cloud Computing Services
    Kris E Barcomb (Air Force Institute of Technology); Jeffrey W Humphries (Air Force Institute of Technology); Robert F Mills (Air Force Institute of Technology)
  • Paper 8.2: Cloud Computing Applications for Large-Scale Satellite Ground Systems
    Richard Anthony (General Dynamics C4 Systems); John Fritz (General Dynamics C4 Systems); Doug Barnhart (General Dynamics C4 Systems)
  • Paper 8.3: Short Messaging Services Using TDRSS with Low-Power Personal Communication Devices
    Jerry Brand (Harris GCSD)
  • Paper 8.4: Switch-and-Navigate: Controlling Data Ferry Mobility for Delay-Bounded Messages
    Liang Ma (Imperial College); Ting He (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center); Ananthram Swami (Army Research Laboratory); Kang-won Lee (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center); Kin K. Leung (Imperial College)
  • Paper 8.5: Multiple-Call Handover Decisions Using Fuzzy MCGDM in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
    Olabisi E. Falowo (University of Cape Town); H.Anthony Chan (University of Cape Town)

Track 5

Session CNS-9: Internetworking, Interoperability, and Integration

Location: Room 339
Session Chair: Dr. Bo Ryu (Argon ST)

In military networks, for comprehensive information coverage across various areas, it is necessary to integrate many different sources of data which are likely to use protocols specific to a particular mission requirement. For example, resource-constrained sensor systems and MANET systems normally use their own protocols, while many other networks may use other Internet Protocol (IP) based communication. All these networks are required to be integrated into the GIG. There are many challenges in integration many heterogeneous sub-networks. This session will address some issues in integration of the heterogeneous networks, covering architecture to support heterogeneity, number of gateways needed, gateway based routing protocols.

  • Paper 9.1: Invited Talk - Heterogeneous Tactical Network Self-Organization (HETNETS)
    Rajesh Krishnan (Argon ST)
  • Paper 9.2: Integrating Challenged Networks
    Saleem N. Bhatti (University of St Andrews, UK); Randall Atkinson (Cheltenham Research); Joakim Klemets (Finland)
  • Paper 9.3: Optimal Number of Gateways for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANET) with Two Subnets
    Evan Saltzman (RAND Corporation); Dan Gonzales (RAND Corporation)
  • Paper 9.4: On Heterogeneous Mobile Network Connectivity: Number of Gateway Nodes
    Jun Sun (MIT-LL); Carl Fossa (MIT-LL); Thomas Mak (PEO C3T PM WIN-T)
  • Paper 9.5: Gateway-Based Interdomain Routing Scheme for Intentional Named Message Delivery in Disruption Tolerant Networks
    M. Chuah (Lehigh University); B. Herbst (Lehigh University); D. Li (Lehigh University)
  • Paper 9.6: The Impact of Enclave Network Devices to the Tactical Inter-Service Architecture (Invited)
    Xinyu Wang (BAH)


Track 6

Session DoD-3: Shared Heterogeneous Networks

Location: 341/342
Session Chair: Ray Cole (Naval Research Laboratory)
Panel members: Brian Clingerman, OPNAV Perspective (OPNAV N2N6), Santanu Das, Navy S&T Investments (ONR), Pete Klein, Current Naval
Investments (NRL), John Schlorff, Lessons learned - CABLE JCTD (NRL), Mike Murphy, Acq Perspective (PMW/A 170)

Introduction: This panel will discuss the viability of bringing back tactical communications for ship-ship and ship-air. Beginning with the early 1970s the Navy started removing the tactical LOS radios from Navy ships and making a substantial investment in SATCOM. Over time it just didn’t make sense to maintain these radio systems that were dedicated to specific applications and operated at data rates on the order of a few Kbps or less. SATCOM was not only used for ship-shore but also used for ship-to-ship communication. Eventually the Navy even eliminated long-haul HF. As these aging radios and their associated components were being removed from ships, the plan was to wait until the technology had sufficiently matured and replace these with a more capable solution. It is anticipated that no single radio solution will meet the full range of Naval missions and that a heterogeneous radio solution will be required. Instead of the dedicated radio systems used in the 70s, the future solution could utilize shared radios with a networking capability that will take advantage of the limited but diverse spectrum available.

Track 6

Session DoD-9: Trends in DoD Use of Commercial Spectrum

Location: 340
Session Chair: Bruce Bennett (DISA)
Panel Members: Santanu Das (ONR), Vincent Squiteri (OPNAV N6), William Cook (AFRL), Loralee Manes (MILSATCOM Adv Concepts Div), John Flynn (OSD/ATL)

This session discusses utilization and management in the arena of commercial spectrum for terrestrial, air, and space applications. Concepts of interest will be augmenting military communications bandwidth with commercially available bandwidth and cost performance tradeoffs in different operating environments. Important applications and resource management in the context of military and commercial spectrum will also be discussed.

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