Military Embedded Systems

PODCAST: SOSA, Tri-Service Demo, AI and signal processing


February 20, 2020

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

Open architecture initiatives such as the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) effort are showing tremendous momentum at the start of 2020, as demonstrated by the turnout and enthusiasm of attendees at the Tri-Services Open Architecture Interoperability Demonstration at the Georgia Tech Research Institute in January. My colleague Emma Helfrich and I along with guest Rodger Hosking, Vice President and Co-founder of Pentek, discuss these initiatives, their benefits, the business model roadblocks at the prime contractor level, as well as specifics from the demo including the Department of Defense keynote speakers. Also covered are presentation highlights such as artificial intelligence (AI) for embedded systems from the the Embedded Tech Trends (ETT) conference held prior to the Tri-Service demo.

This podcast is sponsored by:

Pentek, a leading manufacturer of embedded boards and recording systems serving the defense market. As one of the original COTS vendors, Pentek has been involved in developing open architecture standards for almost 20 years. Pentek is committed to the support and development of modular open standard architectures as seen with key contributions to VITA, PICMG, and now the SOSA standard. Pentek is an active member with leadership roles in the SOSA™ Consortium technical and business working groups. To find out more about Pentek and SOSA, visit

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