Military Communications Conference
28 November – 2 December 2022 // National Capital Region, USA
Celebrating 40 Years of MILCOM - Transforming Decision Making through JADC2

Restricted Technical Program

MILCOM2022 Restricted Access Technical Program features technical papers, panels, and a workshop, up to Control Unclassified Information (CUI), on current and emerging topics.  The restricted access technical program will be held at the conference hotel and limited to CUI for US-persons only registered US citizen attendees only.  Program below:

November 29, 2022

Restricted Session #1
Room: White Oak A/Lower Level

Restricted Session #2
Room: White Oak B/Lower Level

Panel – Directional Mesh Networking


Panel Abstract: Ad-hoc, directional mesh networking has long been an area of research due to the LPI/LPD/AJ nature of directional systems, as well as the increased range offered by these systems. Recent advances in electronically scanned array (ESA) technology have made realization of these systems possible. This panel will discuss the emerging directional networks and how they are addressing the trades between scalability, throughput, network connectivity, SWAP-C, as well as addressing uniquely directional problems such as neighbor discovery, tracking, and beam management.

Tim Hancock, Raytheon
Adam Margets, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Nathan Bushyager, Northrup Grumman
Sasha Oster, Collins
Jason Wildon, Cubic
Matthew Sherman, BAE
Eric Hall, L3Harris

Restricted Session 1 - 5G Technology
Session Chair: Jeff Boksiner, US Army


Restricted Session 2 – Workshop - Adversarial Machine Learning – Part 1

Leveraging Commercial 5G for Tactical Communications: An Architecture Study
Presenter:  David Rowe, Lockheed Martin
14:45 - 15:05

Michael De Lucia, Ph.D. and Dr. Ananthram Swami, Ph.D. DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
Plenary Talk:
Dr. Kim Sablon
Principal Director for AI & Trusted Autonomy OUSD (R&E)

Counter-Direction-Finding Communications:  Design and Analysis using 5G NR Channel Models
Presenter:  Richard Barron, Mitre
15:05 - 15:25

Effectiveness of 5G Cellular Interference Mitigation Techniques for Airborne Radar Spectrum Coexistence in the 3.1 – 3.45 GHz Band
Presenter:  Siva Lakshmanan, Mitre
15:25 - 15:45

RF-Based Antenna Combining for WCDMA Systems with Channel Blockages
Presenter:  Vijitha Weeackody, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics
15:45 - 16:05

Restricted Session 1 – Networking I
Session Chair: Brian Dong, Northrop Grumman

Restricted Session 2 – Workshop - Adversarial Maching Learning – Part 2

Common Tactical Edge Network Experimental Interoperability with Legacy and Emerging Communication Systems
Presenter:  Scott Arbiv, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
16:40 - 17:00

Michael De Lucia, Ph.D. DEVCOM ARL and
Dr. Ananthram Swami, Ph.D., DEVCOM ARL

Panel on Adversarial Machine Learning
LTC Nathaniel Bastian, Ph.D.(US Military Academy)
Dr. Erik Blasch (AFRL)
Dr. Daniel Clouse (NSA)
Dr. Prithviraj Dasgupta (NRL)
Dr. Rauf Izmailov (Peraton Lab)

EMANE as a Framework for Evaluating Wireless Network Performance in Congested Spectrum
Presenter:  Matthew T. Dillon, Navy Research Laboratory
17:00 - 17:20

RF-based Network Inference: Learning from Channel Usage and Activity Dynamics Data
Presenter:  Jeffrey Boksiner, US Army DEVCOM
17:20 - 17:40

P4-Enabled Link Characteristic Estimation in Tactical Networks
Presenter:  Tamer Refaei, Mitre
17:40 - 18:00


November 30, 2022

Restricted Session #1
Room: White Oak A/Lower Level

Restricted Session #2
Room: White Oak B/Lower Level

Restricted Session 1 – Waveform / Signal Processing
Session Chair: Prof. Dave Matolak, Univ of South Carolina


Semiblind Channel Estimation using Generalized Least Squares for a Multicarrier Modulation
Presenter:  Chris Pitt-Pladdy, US Army
11:10 – 11:30

Blind Interference Excision with Frequency Hopping Waveforms
Presenter: Jessica Weaver, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Covert Communications over Wireless Channels with Deep Learning based Adversarial Perturbations
Presenter:  David Hartman, Blue Halo

Quantifying Non-stationary Noise for Detection
Presenter:  Prof. David Matolak, Univ. of South Carolina
12:10 - 12:30

Restricted Session 1 – Networking II
Session Chair: Jeff Weston, NRL

Restricted Session 2 –Cyber Security I
Session Chair: John Phelps

Satellite Communications Antenna Pointing for Positioning
Presenter:  Peter Parker, Caliola
14:10 - 14:30

Cyber Attack Detection and Explainability on Unlabeled NetFlow Data using Natural Language Processing Techniques
Presenter:  David Hampton, DCI Solutions
14:10 - 14:30

Space Augmented Directional Tactical Network
Presenter:  Brian Dong, Northrop Grumman
14:30 - 14:50

Vulnerability Analysis for Deep Learning Systems in Network Security
Presenter:  Mihai Mehedint, Blue Halo
14:30 - 14:50

Coordinated Multi-Agent Q-Learning for Resilient SATCOM Against Smart Jammers
Presenter:  Dr. Lan Nguyen, Linquest
14:50 - 15:10

Scalable Common Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning Infrastructure Architecture including Cybersecurity
Presenter:  James Lee, US Army DEVCOM
14:50 - 15:10

Airborne ISR Platform Data Transport: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities
Presenter:  Marcus Miller, OSD CIO
15:10 - 15:30

Evolution and Augmentation of Protective DNS
Presenter:  John Phelps
15:10 - 15:30

Restricted Session 1 – Systems Perspectives
Session Chair: Dr. Lan Nguyen, Linquest

Restricted Session 2 – Cyber Security II
Session Chair: Tamer Rafaei, Mitre

Accelerating Computing Architectures for Gigabit Protected Communications and Multi-function Apertures
Presenter:  Corey Pardee, Air Force Research Laboratory
16:00 - 16:20

Open The Fractionated CDS
Presenter:  Katarzyna Olejnik, Raytheon
16:00 - 16:20

Open Architecture System Acquisition Case Study in the Open Architecture Technology Laboratory
Presenter:  Neil Jacklin, Valley Tech Systems
16:20 - 16:40

Self-supervised transformer models for real-time anomaly detection in raw packet headers
Presenter:  James Lee, US Army DEVCOM
16:20 - 16:40

Building Adaptive Cross-Domain Kill-Webs
Presenter:  Michael Atighetchi, Raytheon
16:40 - 17:00

Versatile Security for The Joint Communication Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JCAUS)
Presenter:  Ben Nahill, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
16:40 - 17:00




Tim Hancock, Raytheon Technologies

Bio: Dr. Hancock is a Principal Engineering Fellow with Raytheon Missiles & Defense focusing on the transition of RF microelectronics for phased-array applications. Prior to joining Raytheon Technologies, he was a program manager with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) focusing on improving the dynamic range of RF hardware in the face of increasing bandwidth requirements. In this role he started programs in the area of millimeter wave phased arrays, wideband tunable filters, signal cancellers and transceivers for electronic warfare applications as well as millimeter wave GaN process maturation and next generation digital processor technology for RF array applications. 


Adam Margetts, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Bio: Dr. Adam Margetts has been working in the area of wireless communications at MIT Lincoln Laboratory for 15+ years with a recent focus on researching solutions to directional RF networking.  Adam manages a portfolio of open radio architecture, multiple-beam tactical networking, and aperture development.  Previously, Adam has contributed innovative solutions in the areas of distributed coherent transmit beamforming, signal detection and tracking, space-time adaptive processing for interference suppression, and non-binary space-time LDPC codes.

Sasha Oster, Collins

Bio: Sasha Oster is Technical Fellow and Director of Directional Communication at Collins Aerospace. She leads research in Directional Communication, combining millimeter-wave antenna technology with waveform, networking, and position, navigation, and timing (PNT) capabilities. Her team focuses on enabling low size, weight, power, and cost (SWAP-C) cost communication solutions. She holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in Applied Electromagnetics with expertise is in millimeter-wave, RF, and photonic systems and holds 79 patents.

Jason Wilden, Cubic

Bio: Jason Wilden is an Engineering Fellow with Cubic where he leads a portfolio of advanced technology programs at the intersection of cyber and software defined: radios, apertures, and networking. He holds several patents in the areas of waveforms, signal processing, and wireless networking. His research interests include wireless communications, geolocation, mesh networking, and spatial processing.

Nathan Bushyager, Northrop Grumman

Bio: Nathan Bushyager has 21 years of experience in microwave and millimeter-wave engineering and has been with Northrop Grumman since 2005.  Over the course of his career with Northrop Grumman Dr. Bushyager has developed multiple phased array architectures from concept to implementation for applications including radar, electronic warfare, satcom and line of sight communications.  He has worked on systems from VHF to 400GHz and is currently the product line engineering lead for high frequency RF systems.  He has significant experience in phased array systems, communications systems, RF/digital mixed signals, RFIC design, computational electromagnetics, high performance computing, and microwave characterization and test.  He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech and a B.S in Engineering Science from Penn State.

Matt Sherman, BAE

Bio: Dr. Sherman is a researcher and developer with wide ranging competency in radio systems, communications protocols, signal processing, project leadership, standardization and patent portfolio management.  He is currently focused on directional and LPE waveform development within open architecture frameworks.  He has over 30 years of experience in R&D of communications systems and holds BE, ME and Ph.D. from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.  He has numerous publications and patents, holds a Project Management Professional certification (PMP) and is a Patent Agent.

Eric Hall, L3Harris Technologies

Bio: Dr. Hall is a Senior Fellow responsible for leading strategic/NC3 and protected communication (line-of-sight and beyond line-of-sight) technology and product development.   He has experience with advanced waveform design/development, satellite architecture/standard and NC3 system design.  He has over 22 years of experience in R&D of communications systems and holds BSEE from Duke University and MSEE/Ph.D. EE from the University of Virginia. 

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