Software Defined Networking (SDN) at the Tactical Edge

Room: Conference Room, Bldg: National Electronics Museum

SDN has been a catalyst for data center re-architecting in terms of consolidation, simplification, orchestration, performance enhancements and cost savings. It is still an open research area to apply SDN principles at the Tactical Edge where links are relatively low rate, unreliable, nodes are highly mobile and there is no supporting infrastructure such as interconnected cell towers. Due to these characteristics, SDN's basic architectural principle of separation of data and control planes may not apply at the Tactical Edge. However, there may still exist many SDN benefits for the Tactical Edge with proper design and analysis. In this talk we will discuss applicability, potential benefits and possible approaches to SDN at the Tactical Edge. Speaker(s): Dr. Derya Cansever , Agenda: 5:30 Social 6:00 Presentation Location: Room: Conference Room Bldg: National Electronics Museum 1745 W. Nursery Road Linthicum, Maryland 21090

Software Defined Networking (SDN) at the Tactical Edge

Room: Conference Room, Bldg: National Electronics Museum

SDN has been a catalyst for data center re-architecting in terms of consolidation, simplification, orchestration, performance enhancements and cost savings. It is still an open research area to apply SDN principles at the Tactical Edge where links are relatively low rate, unreliable, nodes are highly mobile and there is no supporting infrastructure such as interconnected cell towers. Due to these characteristics, SDN's basic architectural principle of separation of data and control planes may not apply at the Tactical Edge. However, there may still exist many SDN benefits for the Tactical Edge with proper design and analysis. In this talk we will discuss applicability, potential benefits and possible approaches to SDN at the Tactical Edge. Speaker(s): Dr. Derya Cansever , Agenda: 5:30 Social 6:00 Presentation Location: Room: Conference Room Bldg: National Electronics Museum 1745 W. Nursery Road Linthicum, Maryland 21090

Space-division multiplexing in optical fiber communications

Room: Conference Room, Bldg: National Electronics Museum

With data-centric network traffic growing exponentially between about 30% and 60% per year, fiber-optic transport networks are rapidly approaching their fundamental Shannon capacity limits. By 2020, leading-edge network operators will require capacities that are physically impossible to implement using conventional optical transmission technologies. We will explore key technology scaling disparities that are driving the looming capacity crunch in global core networks and discuss their impact on our communications society. We will then point to spatially parallel transmission solutions (Space-Division Multiplexing, SDM) as the only long-term viable solution to overcome the capacity scalability bottleneck. We will explore the implications of ultimately unavoidable spatial crosstalk, and examine how multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) digital signal processing well established in wireless communications, can help to scale optical core networks. A look at information theoretic security in SDM-based fiber-optic transmission systems will round off our discussions. Speaker(s): Dr. Peter Winzer , Agenda: 5:30 Social 6:00 Presentation Location: Room: Conference Room Bldg: National Electronics Museum 1745 W. Nursery Road Linthicum, Maryland 21090

Radio Active: US Military Communications in WWII

Room: Conference Room, Bldg: National Electronics Museum

Presentation about US Military Communications in WWII and a tour of the museum collection of radios from this era Speaker(s): Michael Simons, Agenda: 5:30 Social 6:00 Presentation Location: Room: Conference Room Bldg: National Electronics Museum 1745 W. Nursery Road Linthicum, Maryland 21090

Photonic Millimeter Wave Systems for High Capacity Communications

Room: Conference Room, Bldg: National Electronics Museum

Pushing the wireless communications capacity above 100 Gbps will require new spectral regions, technologies and techniques.  Millimeter wave photonics technology appears poised to meet the new bandwidth and fidelity challenges and offers novel architectures, techniques, and system capabilities.  In this presentation we will discuss recent work developing and demonstrating millimeter wave photonic carrier generation, upconversion, downconversion and photonic millimeter wave arrays as well as how they fit into a new class of wireless communications architecture. Speaker(s): Dr. Thomas R. Clark , Agenda: 5:30 Social 6:00 Presentation Location: Room: Conference Room Bldg: National Electronics Museum 1745 W. Nursery Road Linthicum, Maryland 21090