Aerospace Tech Week


Tuesday, November 14th 2023

MOSA, SOSA, FACE Conference
Open Architectures for Military Aviation Platforms
11:00  to  12:30 v 'Room - Nashville'

Military avionics designers have been leveraging MOSA strategies and open architecture initiatives for crewed and uncrewed military aviation platforms for the past two decades. The most recent – and most impactful – has been the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Technical Standard, which enables the reuse of software elements across multiple avionics platforms. This session covers how strategies like the FACE Technical standard improve not only avionics platforms in military aircraft, but also airworthiness, security, safety certification, navigation, security, and interoperability with other standards and military platforms.  

Chair: Chip Downing, Senior Market Development Director, Aerospace and Defense, Real-Time Innovations, (RTI)

FACE Application Integration: Techniques to Reduce Deployment Timeline by Focusing on Unique Needs of Distinct Integrator Roles - David Brown, Associate Director, Avionics & Helicopters Systems Engineering, Collins Aerospace

Adoption of Evolving Network Standards through MOSA - Using FPGA Network Adaptors to Limit Impacts With Evolving Network Standards - Greg McCrea, Manager or Business Development, NAI

Data Distribution Service the backbone of MOSA - Andre Odermatt, Principal Application Engineer, A&D, Real-Time Innovations (RTI)

Chip Downing. Senior Market Development Director, Aerospace and Defense. Real-Time Innovations (RTI).
Andre Odermatt. Principal Application Engineer. Real-Time Innovations (RTI).
MOSA, SOSA, FACE Conference
Open Architecture Strategies for Sensor Applications
14:00  to  15:30 v 'Room - Nashville'

Designers of military radar, electronic warfare (EW); intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR); signals intelligence (SIGINT); and other sensor-based applications are leveraging open architectures to enable quick and cost-effective upgrades of technology to better combat complex adversarial threats. MOSA strategies for these sensor systems will also be critical to enabling the U.S. Department of Defense’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) effort, which facilitates delivery of real-time situational awareness data across multiple domains. This session will cover how MOSA initiatives like the Sensor Open Systems Architecture, edition 1.0 (SOSA), and others enable faster and more efficient adaptation of commercial signal processing, high-performance computing, RF, and artificial intelligence (AI) innovations for military sensor systems.

Chair: John McHale, Executive Vice President & Group Editorial Director, OpenSystems Media

Empowering Mission Effectiveness: MOSA/SOSA/FACE-Compliant AI/ML for Enhanced Situational Understanding - Sevak Avakians, Founder and CEO,  Intelligent Artifacts Inc.

SOSA/HOST/CMOSS Hardware Standards Alignment: Enabling Commonality & Interoperability Across a Wide Range of DOD Systems - Christopher Schnelle, Staff Engineer, Southwest Research Institute

Title TBC - C. Patrick Collier, SOSA Co-founder and Senior Open Systems Engineer, Aspen Consulting Group, Inc.

John McHale. Executive Vice President & Group Editorial Director. OpenSystems Media.
Sevak Avakians. Founder and CEO. Intelligent Artifacts, Inc..
Christopher Schnelle. Staff Engineer. Southwest Research Institute.
MOSA, SOSA, FACE Conference
Leveraging Commercial Technology for Defense Applications
16:00  to  17:30 v 'Room - Nashville'

Applying and adapting MOSA initiatives enables defense system integrators to more quickly integrate innovation from the commercial industry such as artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) solutions, high-performance processors, 5G technology, autonomous systems, and others. AI and commercial connectivity solutions will be critical to enabling the U.S. Department of Defense’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) effort. This session will cover how MOSA strategies leverage open architectures to more quickly adapt and deploy these technologies to the battlefield.

Chair: TBC

Real-Time Ethernet and Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) for Modular Open System Architectures - Wolfram Zischka, Product Manager Aviation, TTTech Computertechnik AG

Exploring MOSA/SOSA/FACE Integration for Autonomous Maritime Rocket Launch Platforms - Jose Figueroa, Founder, Aqua/Sky Launch Solutions


Wolfram Zischka. Product Manager Aviation. TTTech Computertechnik AG.