Aerospace Tech Week Americas

8th-9th November 2022, Atlanta

Wednesday 9th November

Open Architectures for Military Aviation Platforms
09:00  to  10:30 v 'Room - Frankfurt'

MOSA strategies and open architecture initiatives have been leveraged in one form or another for the past 20 years, and most recently and impactfully with the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Technical Standard, which enables the reuse of software elements across multiple avionics platforms. This session will explore how MOSA strategies improve not only avionics platforms in military aircraft, but also security, safety certification, navigation, security, and interoperability with other standards and military platforms. 

Chair: Chip Downing, Real-Time Innovations (RTI)

Greg McCrea, Manager of Business Development, North Atlantic Industries, Inc.

Open Architectures for Military Aviation Platforms - Jeff Howington, Strategic Pursuits and Advanced Technology - Avionics, Collins Aerospace

Dr. Benjamin Brosgol, Senior Software Engineer, AdaCore

Andre Odermatt, Principal Application Engineer, A&D, Real-Time Innovations (RTI)




Chip Downing. Senior Market Development Director of Aerospace and Defense. Real-Time Innovations (RTI).
Greg McCrea. Manager of Business Development. North Atlantic Industries, Inc..
Jeff Howington. Strategic Pursuits and Advanced Technology - Avionics. Collins Aerospace.
Dr. Benjamin Brosgol. Senior Software Engineer. AdaCore.
Andre Odermatt. Principal Application Engineer, A&D. Real-Time Innovations (RTI).
MOSA Strategies for Sensor Applications
11:00  to  12:30 v 'Room - Frankfurt'

Military sensor systems for applications like intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), electronic warfare, radar, electro-optics, etc., must be able to adapt more quickly than ever before as adversarial threats become more and more complex. Doing so means military system integrators and developers must leverage MOSA principles to enable these sensor solutions to integrate commercial technology more quickly while reducing long-term life cycle costs. This session will cover how MOSA efforts like the Sensor Open Systems Architecture, edition 1.0 (SOSA), the Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR)/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS); and the Modular Open RF Architecture (MORA) are enabling these designs. 

Chair: John McHale, OpenSystems Media

C. Patrick Collier, Senior Open Systems Engineer, Aspen Consulting Group

Successfully Leveraging the SOSA™ Technical Standard - Mark Littlefield, Sr. Manager Embedded Computing Products and System Solutions, Elma Electronic




John McHale. Executive Vice President & Group Editorial Director. OpenSystems Media.
C. Patrick Collier. Senior Open Systems Engineer. Aspen Consulting Group.
Mark Littlefield. Sr. Manager Embedded Computing Products and System Solutions. Elma Electronic.
Leveraging Commercial Technology for Defense Applications
14:00  to  15:30 v 'Room - Frankfurt'

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, etc. This session will cover how MOSA strategies leverage open architectures to more quickly adapt and deploy these technologies across multiple military applications such as uncrewed systems, shipboard systems, vetronics, avionics, space, and the electromagnetic spectrum. 

Chair: John McHale, OpenSystems Media

Matt Jackson, Embedded Graphics Technical Product Manager, Presagis

Gary Gilliland, Technical Marketing Manager, DDC-I

DOD MOSA Standards:  Leveraging Commercial Tech for Operational Systems - Christopher Schnelle, Principal Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute

John McHale. Executive Vice President & Group Editorial Director. OpenSystems Media.
Matt Jackson. Embedded Graphics Technical Product Manager. Presagis.
Gary Gilliland. Technical Marketing Manager. DDC-I.
Christopher Schnelle. Principal Research Engineer. Georgia Tech Research Institute.