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

Tutorials

AM Monday, 28 November

TUT-01: Hybrid Quantum-Classical Computing for Future Network Optimization
TUT-02: 5G and Beyond: The Path towards 6G Networks
TUT-03: Software Defined Radio Implementation of Reinforcement Learning for Interference Mitigation within an OFDM-based Wireless Communication System

PM Monday, 28 November

TUT-04: IoT Supply Chain Security Risk Assessment and Mitigation: Methodologies and Computational Tools
TUT-05: Covert and LPD Communications in the Era of 5G and 6G Wireless
TUT-06: Intelligent Learning Algorithms: Building Next-Generation Military Networks with Artificial Intelligence

AM Friday, 02 December

TUT-07: Fresh and Welcome Capabilities of Multi-Channel Polyphase Analysis and Synthesis Filter Banks
TUT-08: In-Band-Full-Duplex Radio for Integrated Access/Bakhaul and Integrated Sensing/Communications in 6G Networks

PM Friday, 02 December

TUT-09: QoS-Driven Promising Techniques for 6G Multimedia Mobile Wireless Networks
TUT-10: Recent Advances in 5G Sidelink Technologies
TUT-11: Holographic Radio: A New Paradigm for Ultra-Massive MIMO
TUT-12: Beyond Identification: HF RFID and NFC for Digital Twins


AM MONDAY, 28 NOVEMBER
TUT-01: Hybrid Quantum-Classical Computing for Future Network Optimization

Presenter(s): Lei Fan and Zhu Han (Dept. of Engineering Technology, University of Houston)

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AM MONDAY, 28 NOVEMBER
TUT-02: 5G and Beyond: The Path towards 6G Networks

Presenter(s): Jack Burbank (Sabre Systems, Inc.)

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Jack L. Burbank earned his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1994 and 1998 respectively. Mr. Burbank currently is a senior wireless network engineer at Sabre Systems where he helps design, develop, and evaluate next-generation wireless capabilities for the tactical Army community. Mr. Burbank is an expert in the areas of wireless networking, modeling and simulation, wireless system development, and wireless network security. Mr. Burbank has published over 50 technical papers on topics of wireless networking (both terrestrial-based and space-based), and contributed to multiple books related to wireless networking. Mr. Burbank has authored books on the subjects of Wireless Networking and Modeling and Simulation. Mr. Burbank is active within the IEEE acting as technical reviewer, organizer, and chair for numerous IEEE conferences and periodicals. Mr. Burbank is editor of the Wiley-IEEE Press book series on IEEE standards. Mr. Burbank has previously served as an Associate Technical Editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine. Mr. Burbank previously taught courses on networking and wireless networking within The Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals Program and is a senior member of the IEEE. Mr. Burbank has successfully led tutorials at numerous previous MILCOM conferences, with his tutorials often being among the highest attended and best reviewed tutorials of the previous programs.

AM MONDAY, 28 NOVEMBER
TUT-03: Software Defined Radio Implementation of Reinforcement Learning for Interference  Mitigation within an OFDM-based Wireless Communication System

Presenter(s): Alyse Jones and William Headley (Virginia Tech National Security Institute)

Abstract Coming Soon

PM Monday, 28 November
TUT-04: IoT Supply Chain Security Risk Assessment and Mitigation: Methodologies and Computational Tools

Presenter(s): Junaid Farooq (University of Michigan) and Quanyan Zhu (New York University)

Abstract
The widespread adoption of the IoT is becoming indispensable in all industry verticals such as in energy, transportation, communications, emergency services, public administration, defense, etc., due to their burgeoning scale and complexity. However, the cyber-physical integration is also opening doors for malicious cyber activity to sabotage their performance and/or operation. Furthermore, the IoT is composed of various different interconnected components that may be designed, manufactured, and operated by different entities located in different parts of the world. This adds an additional threat vector relating to the supply chain of the IoT ecosystem with possible attacks from backdoor and stealthy channels. Since the incapacitation or destruction of infrastructure systems can have a debilitating effect on national security, economy, public health, and safety, it is imperative to understand risks in IoT systems and take necessary steps to mitigate them. This tutorial is aimed at identifying and categorizing the different types of security risks in IoT systems starting from the network layer to the supply chain layer. It will also provide an overview of the potential strategies that can be employed to avoid the possibility of large scale coordinated attacks from network entities or supply chain actors. Finally, an overview of the possible research directions relating to the security and resilience of IoT systems will be provided.

This tutorial is intended for the attendees of IEEE MILCOM 2022 from academia, military research organizations, and industry professionals. We believe that this tutorial will help researchers from academia and research organizations to understand and explore the methodologies for cyber risk assessment and its propagation in IoT systems. On the other hand, industry participants will be trained how to make use of a software tool, referred to as iSCRAM, for risk assessment of infrastructure systems and use its features for making risk informed decisions relating to the supply chain. A hands-on interactive demo will be provided to the attendees on iSCRAM. 


Junaid Farooq received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan in 2013, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia in 2015, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from New York University in 2020. He was a Research Assistant with the Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC), Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), Doha, Qatar from 2015 to 2016. Currently, he is an assistant professor with the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI, USA. His research interests include modeling, analysis, optimization, and security of wireless communication systems, cyber-physical systems, and the Internet of things. He is a recipient of the President's Gold Medal for academic excellence from NUST, the Athanasios Papoulis Award for teaching excellence, and the Dante Youla Award for research excellence from the department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He also received the NYU university wide Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2021.

 


Quanyan Zhu received B. Eng. in Honors Electrical Engineering from McGill University in 2006, M. A. Sc. from the University of Toronto in 2008, and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2013. After stints at Princeton University, he is currently an associate professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New York University (NYU). He is an affiliated faculty member of the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) and Center for Cyber Security (CCS) at NYU. He is a recipient of many awards, including NSF CAREER Award and INFORMS Koopman Prize. He spearheaded and chaired INFOCOM Workshop on Communications and Control on Smart Energy Systems (CCSES), Midwest Workshop on Control and Game Theory (WCGT), and ICRA workshop on Security and Privacy of Robotics. His current research interests include game theory, machine learning, cyber deception, network optimization and control, Internet of Things, and cyber-physical systems. He is a co-author of three recent books published by Springer: Cyber-Security in Critical Infrastructures: A Game-Theoretic Approach (with S. Rass, S. Schauer, and S. König), Game Theory for Cyber Deception (with J. Pawlick), and Cybersecurity in Robotics (with S. Rass, B. Dieber, V. M. Vilches).

PM Monday, 28 November
TUT-05: Covert and LPD Communications in the Era of 5G and 6G Wireless

Presenter(s): Amitav Mukherjee (Tiami Networks)

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PM Monday, 28 November
TUT-06: Intelligent Learning Algorithms: Building Next-Generation Military Networks with Artificial Intelligence

Presenter(s): Julia Andrusenko (JHU/APL) and Jack Burbank (Sabre Systems, Inc.)

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Julia Andrusenko received her bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. She is a senior communications engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) and is the Chief Engineer of the Mission Critical Communications group of JHU/APL. Ms. Andrusenko has an over 20 years of experience in communications theory, wireless networking, satellite communications, Radio Frequency (RF) propagation prediction, communications systems vulnerability, computer simulation of communications systems, evolutionary computation, genetic algorithms/programming, MIMO, and millimeter wave technologies. She also has a substantial experience developing electronic warfare methodologies for various advanced commercial communications systems and military data links. Ms. Andrusenko is a published author of many technical papers and has co-authored two books: “Wireless Internetworking: Understanding Internetworking Challenges” through Wiley/IEEE Press and “Cognitive Electronic Warfare: An Artificial Intelligence Approach” through Artech House. Ms. Andrusenko is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of the IEEE Communications Society, and a voting Member of the IEEE 1900.5 Working Group (WG) on Policy Language and Architectures for Managing Cognitive Radio for Dynamic Spectrum Access Applications. Ms. Andrusenko has served as a session chair and organizer, technical reviewer, invited speaker, and panelist for various conferences. Ms. Andrusenko is also on the steering committee for the annual IEEE/APL 5G Technologies for First Responder and Tactical Networks Workshop.


Jack L. Burbank earned his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1994 and 1998 respectively. Mr. Burbank currently is a senior wireless network engineer at Sabre Systems where he helps design, develop, and evaluate next-generation wireless capabilities for the tactical Army community. Mr. Burbank is an expert in the areas of wireless networking, modeling and simulation, wireless system development, and wireless network security. Mr. Burbank has published over 50 technical papers on topics of wireless networking (both terrestrial-based and space-based), and contributed to multiple books related to wireless networking. Mr. Burbank has authored books on the subjects of Wireless Networking and Modeling and Simulation. Mr. Burbank is active within the IEEE acting as technical reviewer, organizer, and chair for numerous IEEE conferences and periodicals. Mr. Burbank is editor of the Wiley-IEEE Press book series on IEEE standards. Mr. Burbank has previously served as an Associate Technical Editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine. Mr. Burbank previously taught courses on networking and wireless networking within The Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals Program and is a senior member of the IEEE. Mr. Burbank has successfully led tutorials at numerous previous MILCOM conferences, with his tutorials often being among the highest attended and best reviewed tutorials of the previous programs.

AM Friday, 02 December
TUT-07: Fresh and Welcome Capabilities of Multi-Channel Polyphase Analysis and Synthesis Filter Banks

Presenter(s): Fred Harris (University of California San Diego)

Abstract
Polyphase Channelizers in Modern Communication Systems

We learn to design filters and how to apply their use in the sampled data domain that satisfy their often-repeated constraint; Linear Time Invariant (LTI)! The body of tools with which we are armed in LTI is remarkable: transfer functions, impulse response, superposition, reciprocity, commutability, and so on. One's intuition and understanding about sampled data filters fail us when we change the playing field to Linear Time Varying (LTV). All our tools vanish! In this presentation we will explain how an LTI filter is changed to an LTV filter and the three reasons we choose to do this. They are to reduce cost, to improve performance, and have fun being creative. We take our audience on a trip through Alice's looking glass where things seem to operate backwards and accomplish what appears to be applied magic. We learn how to form an M-path polyphase analysis filter bank and its dual, an M-path polyphase synthesis filter bank. These are amazing processing engines that perform their processing tasks by using spectral aliasing, caused by a sample rate change, to move spectral bands between baseband and selected center frequencies and then separate these aliases by their distinct phase profiles. Remarkably, they accomplish this with a single prototype filter and an inverse FFT that performs channelization of all the filters in the filter bank. Strangely, the same filter is centered at multiple center frequencies simultaneously. Even more remarkable is the capabilities offered by a cascade of the analysis and synthesis filter banks. How about channelizers with multiple simultaneous bandwidths and arbitrary center frequencies. Would an order of magnitude reduction in processing work load be of interest to you? This presentation is low on math and high in comprehension.

 

AM Friday, 02 December
TUT-08: In-Band-Full-Duplex Radio for Integrated Access/Bakhaul and Integrated Sensing/Communications in 6G Networks

Presenter(s): Tharmalingam Ratnarajah (Institute for Digital Communications, The University of Edinburgh)

Abstract
In-band-full-duplexing (IBFD) is an emerging paradigm for wireless communication in 6G wireless networks wherein the two communication directions can simultaneously utilize the same frequency band. By using the antenna, analog and digital interference cancellation techniques to mitigate the ensuing self-interference, the feasibility of IBFD links for standalone wireless links has been recently demonstrated. Furthermore, they allow simultaneous transmission and sensing, opening up avenues for new random-access schemes. The objective of this tutorial is to provide an overview of the following ingredients: 

1) To provide a recent advance on IBFD radio design in the frequency range 2 (FR2) band (≥25.250GHz); specifically, we review the antenna domain cancellation, wideband optical domain analog cancellation and digital domain cancellations. We will provide wideband hardware impairment models and hardware nonlinear effect models

2) To describe the design and analysis of IBFD transmission in the recently proposed 3GPP integrated access and backhaul (IAB) networks. Here we provide a 3GPP-inspired design for the IBFD-IAB networks in the FR2 band, which can enhance the spectral efficiency and coverage while reducing the latency 

3) To lay out the basics concepts of IBFD integrated sensing and communications (ISAC) and summarize the key advantages. We considered the multi-vehicle scenario and performed tracking and prediction using an extended Kalman filter at the IBFD-ISAC nodes

4) To give a vision for IBFD for IAB and ISAC research towards in 6G Networks. We also describe the implementation constraints, research challenges, opportunities and potential solutions.

Tharmalingam RatnarajahTharmalingam Ratnarajah

Prof. Tharm Ratnarajah is currently with the Institute for Digital Communications, the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, U.K., as a Professor in Digital Communications and Signal Processing. He was the Head of the Institute for Digital Communications during 2016-2018. Prior to this, he held various positions at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, (1997-1998), Nortel Networks (1998-2002), Ottawa, Canada, University of Ottawa, Canada, (2002-2004), Queen’s University of Belfast, U.K., (2004-2012). His research interests include signal processing and information-theoretic aspects of beyond 5G wireless networks, full-duplex radio, mmWave communications, random matrices theory, interference alignment, statistical and array signal processing and quantum information theory. He has published over 400 peer-review publications in these areas and holds four U.S. patents. He has supervised 16 PhD students and 21 post-doctoral research fellows and raised $11+ million USD of research funding. He was the coordinator of the E.U. projects ADEL (3.7M €) in the area of licensed shared access for 5G wireless networks, HARP (4.6M €) in the area of highly distributed MIMO, as well as E.U. Future and Emerging Technologies projects HIATUS (3.6M €) in the area of interference alignment and CROWN (3.4M €) in the area of cognitive radio networks. Dr Ratnarajah was an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2015-2017, and Technical co-chair of The 17th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing advances in Wireless Communications, Edinburgh, U.K., 3-6, July 2016. Prof. Ratnarajah is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

 

PM Friday, 02 December
TUT-09: QoS-Driven Promising Techniques for 6G Multimedia Mobile Wireless Networks

Presenter(s): Xi Zhang (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University)

Abstract Coming Soon

 

PM Friday, 02 December
TUT-10: Recent Advances in 5G Sidelink Technologies

Presenter(s): Vijitha Weerackody, Arnab Das, and Kent Benson (JHU/APL)

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PM Friday, 02 December
TUT-11: Holographic Radio: A New Paradigm for Ultra-Massive MIMO

Presenter(s):  Di Goya


PM Friday, 02 December
TUT-12: Beyond Identification: HF RFID and NFC for Digital Twins

Presenter(s):  Hongzhi Gu

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