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SOSA and VITA: Enabling Open Standards for Improved Capability

Start Date:6/24/2020

Start Time:2:00 PM EDT

Duration:60 minutes


Elements of the Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSA) technical standard are leveraging standards developed by the VITA Standards Organization, specifically VITA 65, also known as OpenVPX. VITA has also become a participating member of the SOSA Consortium along with the Air Force, Army, and Navy. This harmonization between the services, industry, and industry standardization bodies helps drive the SOSA initiative’s strong momentum within the defense community. This webcast will cover how the SOSA Consortium is working with VITA to enable standardization of VITA-based standards within the SOSA Technical Standard.

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Rodger Hosking

V.P. and Co-Founder

Pentek, Inc., now part of Mercury

Rodger Hosking is vice-president and co-founder of Pentek, now part of Mercury. He is responsible for new product definition, technology development and strategic alliances. With over 35 years in the electronics industry, he has authored hundreds of articles and has delivered thousands of technical presentations focused on radar, communications, software radio and digital signal processing.

Noah Donaldson

Chief Technical Officer

Annapolis Micro Systems

Noah Donaldson is Chief Technical Officer of Annapolis Micro Systems. Noah has worked at Annapolis for over 20 years in several engineering capacities and in business development. Noah has most recently guided the technical direction and product development of Annapolis’ industry-leading 100Gb EcoSystem that is aligned with the SOSA™ Standard. He holds a Physics BS from Carnegie Mellon University.

Michael Walmsley

Mgr, Product Mgt

TE Connectivity

Michael is a Global Product Manager in the Aerospace, Defense and Marine business unit of TE Connectivity. With a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering for the University of Rochester, and an MBA from Penn State University, he has over 35 years’ experience with interconnects primarily in engineering and product management roles. His areas of expertise include interconnect solutions for embedding computing, rugged high-speed board level and RF Connectors. Michael serves on the board of directors of the VITA Organization, which drives technology and standards for the bus and board industry.

John Orlando


Epiq Solutions

John Orlando, CEO and Co-Founder, Epiq Solutions
John has spent the last 22 years in the wireless industry developing software defined radio systems and solutions to support mission-critical use cases in an evolving wireless landscape. Since co-founding Epiq Solutions in 2009, John has been responsible for setting the vision and direction of the company, working with both customers and Epiq's engineering team to become a premiere solution provider in both software defined radio as well as complete turnkey RF sensing solutions. John graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and an MS in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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