Communications Prototyping with MITRE



Join MITRE for a virtual tech talk starting at 6:30PM on Tuesday, March 9th. MITRE engineers will deliver presentations on acoustic communication systems for underwater data transfer and on a GPU platform for signals analysis as part of our active research programs. Each of these presentations will highlight the ways that software defined radios are paired with general purpose and heterogeneous processing environments to rapidly prototype tailored digital signals processing capabilities.

These presentations will be given by Dr. Tamara Sobers, Wayne McLaggan, and Jeremy Martin.

Dr. Sobers holds an PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has worked at MITRE since her first internship in 2007. She supports a variety of projects across the MITRE National Security Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) and leads a group in the MITRE Communications, Signals Intelligence, and PNT department.

Wayne McLaggan has a Master of Engineering in Electrical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and has worked at MITRE since 2013. Wayne leads the Signals Processing group for the Army Intelligence and Sensors department and helps to lead the Photon development effort in support of our Department of Defense sponsors.

Jeremy Martin has a Master of Science in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and has worked at MITRE since 2014. Jeremy is a project and technical leader at MITRE and defines the architecture and drives the agile workflow for large projects in MITRE's Army Intelligence and Sensors department.


  Date and Time




  • Date: 09 Mar 2021
  • Time: 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are America/New_York
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  • , Massachusetts
  • United States

  • Co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Socety
  • Starts 11 February 2021 12:00 PM
  • Ends 09 March 2021 12:00 PM
  • All times are America/New_York
  • No Admission Charge



  • [5 minutes] Opening Remarks and Introduction - Maira Samary, IEEE WIE Boston Chair
  • [10 minutes] Examples of MITRE in various industries - Alex Yaboujian, MITRE
  • [20 minutes] Technical Presentation 1 - Acoustic Communications - Dr. Tamara Sobers, MITRE
  • [20 minutes] Technical presentation 2 - Photon - Wayne McLaggan and Jeremy Martin, MITRE
  • [5 minutes] Breakout Room Logistics, IEEE Vice Chair, Boston Section, Denise Griffin
  • [20 minutes+] OPTIONAL - Breakout Rooms and Networking - All Presenters, Connor Archard/MITRE
  • [5 minutes] Closing Remarks, adjourn