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ECE Graduate Seminar Lecture

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Thursday, April 3, 2014
3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Atwater Kent Laboratories
AK 233

Mobile Networking Research Challenges

Modern military operations rely on mobile networking to provide timely information exchanges in complex operating environments. In this talk a summary of the current state of mobile networking for military forces will be given and four open research challenges will be presented and discussed. For one of these areas a more detailed treatment of the benefits of networking across heterogeneous links will be given.

Thomas MacDonald
MIT, Lincoln Labs

Dr. Thomas G. Macdonald is currently the leader of the Advanced SATCOM Systems and Operations Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and from 2007-2012 was the leader of the Wideband Tactical Networking Group. Since joining Lincoln Laboratory in 2001, Tom has worked in a wide range of satellite and terrestrial radio programs, including networking for mobile military forces, prototypes of novel satellite communications terminals, and channel characterization for free-space optical communications systems. He has coauthored two book chapters and has published extensively in conference proceedings and journals. A longtime participant in IEEE activities, he served as a chair of the 2009 IEEE Military Communications Conference and was the editor of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications' 2011 special issue on military communications and networking. In 2010, he was awarded the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Meritorious Award for Engineering in recognition of his accomplishments in advancing communications technology and his service to AFCEA, and in 2013 he was recognized as an Outstanding Young Alumni by the College of Engineering and Science at Clemson University.

Host: Professor Alex Wyglinski

Suggested Audiences: College


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