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Pentek 2019 OpenVPX Technology & SOSA Webinar

Pentek Webcast
August 13, 2019

Where: Pentek Webcast
At Your Desktop
When: August 13, 2019
Presentation on August 13, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM:
SOSA and Its Impact on OpenVPX
Contact: Rodger Hosking (rodger@pentek.com)
(201) 818-5900
Fax: (201) 818-5904
Description: SOSA and Its Impact on OpenVPX

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Noon U.S. EDT

The new Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSA) being spearheaded by the U.S . Air Force, Army, and Navy seeks to develop standards and architectures that provide uniformity, interoperability, and open architectures while simultaneously driving down procurement and operational costs for new C4ISR platforms.

This one-hour Technical Webinar from the editors of Tech Briefs Media examines the impact this new initiative will have on OpenVPX. Three of the industry's leading experts provide insight on this important topic.

An audience Q&A is included.


Rodger H. Hosking, Vice President and Co-Founder, Pentek Inc.

Rodger H. Hosking is Vice President and co-founder of Pentek, where he is responsible for new product definition, technology development, and strategic alliances. With over 30 years in the electronics industry, Rodger has authored hundreds of articles about software radio and digital signal processing. He also holds patents in frequency synthesis and spectrum analysis techniques. Prior to his current position, he served as Engineering Manager at Wavetek/Rockland. He holds a BS degree in physics from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania and BSEE and MSEE degrees from Columbia University in New York .

Ken Grob, Director of Embedded Computing Architectures, Elma Electronic

Ken Grob is Director of Embedded Computing Architectures for Elma Electronic and is responsible for driving the companys integrated solutions. He is a veteran of the embedded computing open architectures industry and an active contributor to the developing SOSA" standards. Previously, he worked at IBM and later became the co-owner of a well-respected embedded subsystems integration company. Ken holds a BSEE from Drexel University.

Mark Littlefield, Vertical Product Manager, Defense, Kontron

Mark Littlefield, the Defense Vertical Product Manager at Kontron, is an embedded computing industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience ranging from software and systems development, program and product management, and business unit leadership. His responsibilities include managing defense-specific products, supporting business development and sales through system architecture and technical solution analysis, and participation in various industry standards activities including co-chairing the first release of OpenVPX (VITA 65). Mark previously was a Computer Vision Research Engineer at NASA, where he worked on problems associated with on-orbit autonomous robots. He then moved into the embedded computing products space, where he specialized in high-performance embedded systems for defense, medical, and commercial applications. Mark is a member of IEEE and a graduate of the University of West Florida with a BS degree in systems science and an MS degree in systems and control engineering.

Moderator: Lisa Arrigo, Tech Briefs Media

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