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DTC Leading Edge Seminar Series

Tactical Networking Challenges (and Some Solutions)


Ranga Ramanujan
Chief Technology Officer
Architecture Technology Corporation

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
3:30 p.m. reception
4:00 p.m. seminar

401/402 Walter Library


Internet Protocol (IP) based tactical networks that support users and platforms in the tactical operating regions are a key component of the military's Global Information Grid (GIG). A secure and robust tactical IP network is critical for assured mission operations. However, significant technical challenges must be addressed before such a capability can be realized. This presentation will highlight these challenges and motivate the need for innovative networking protocols and services to address the shortcomings of the state of the art. Novel solutions, developed by Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC), to address some of these problems will be summarized.


As the Chief Technology Officer of Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC), Dr. Ranga Ramanujan spearheads the company's technology development initiatives focused on building innovative software products for applications ranging from cyber security to networked robotics. Under his direction the research and development group at ATC carries on its ground-breaking work that have resulted in novel and cost-effective products addressing critical needs of military and civilian customers. Dr. Ramanujan joined ATC in 1989 as a senior member of the technical staff and has pursued research in computer network defense, network architecture, and survivable computing systems. He has over 25 years of experience in leading and contributing to technology development efforts ranging from concept development to full-scale system implementation, having served as the Principal Investigator of several research projects sponsored by agencies such as DARPA, the US Army, the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, NSF, and NASA. Prior to joining ATC, Dr. Ramanujan was employed at the Honeywell Systems and Research Center where he conducted research in embedded computing systems and fault-tolerant computing. Dr. Ramanujan has published over 30 papers in the areas of computer networks and distributed computing and has been awarded two patents on denial-of-service (DoS) protection techniques.