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Enabling Open Architectures in Military ISR, Radar, Electronic Warfare Systems

Start Date:11/12/2020

Start Time:2:00 PM EST

Duration:60 minutes


Experts from all three services -- Air Force, Army, and Navy -- are working together with industry to enable open architectures in intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR), radar, and electronic warfare systems. Their efforts through initiatives such as the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) and the Hardware Open Systems Technologies (HOST) reduce long-term life-cycle costs and development time. This webcast with industry experts covers how these initiatives are reshaping the defense electronics procurement world.

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Luis Esparza


Abaco Systems

Luis Esparza is a Product Manager with Abaco Systems, specializing in Rugged Commercial Systems. In this capacity Luis is the focal point in bringing rugged electronics to market covering Avionics, RADAR, EW, ISR, Platform and Mission compute applications. Luis has ~20 years dedicated to Military and Defense electronics covering Airborne, Missile and Ground Vehicle applications. Specializing in Electronic Warfare systems for various Tactical and Maritime patrol aircraft, foreign and domestic. Luis has developed and deployed enhanced Countermeasures, Security Features and Cutting-edge Situational Awareness enhancements for a diverse range of systems. Luis has a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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 company’s integrated solutions. He is a regular contributor to both SOSA and VITA standards development. He holds a BSEE from Drexel University and has been in the embedded computing open architectures industry since 1985.

Alex Wilson

Director of Aerospace & Defense Industry Solutions

Wind RIver

Alex Wilson oversees business development activities for the Aerospace and Defense segment. He is responsible for business strategy including product requirements, sales growth strategy and ecosystem development. Prior to Wind River, Alex worked at British Aerospace on Automated Test Equipment and as a Field Applications Engineer (FAE) for Motorola Computer Group.

Tom Fisher

Technical Product Manager


Tom has worked in the computing industry for over 35 years covering a wide range of experiences in software development and product management. Much of this time was spent in the Workstation division at HP where he was a software developer and systems engineer in R&D, and in marketing as a product manager for software products. He recently joined RTI as a Technical Product Manager focused on Connext DDS Tools and Infrastructure Services. Tom holds 3 US patents in 3D graphics and system architecture. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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