How to Apply Open Standards to Systems Using Modular Radio Frequency Architectures

Sept. 26, 2023
A Military & Aerospace Electronics-hosted webinar sponsored by Abaco Systems,Elma Electronic and Sciens Innovatons

Originally broadcast on September 26, 2023. Now available On Demand.

Sponsors: Abaco Systems, Elma Electronic and Sciens Innovatons

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Support of the MOSA initiatives is accelerating, thanks to modular open standards architectures like SOSA and MORA. Adoption is helping to streamline the process of updating adaptable and scalable common compute elements for the warfighter; more specifically, support for avionic and vetronic RF systems is even more approachable.

The Modular Open Radio Frequency Architecture (MORA) accelerates the development of open standards-based RF and microwave modules that can be used in systems enabled by the CMOSS and SOSA standards-based designed for ground vehicles. MORA leverages the Vehicular Integration for C5ISR/EW Interoperability (VICTORY)  interfaces aligned to MORA for the VICTORY Data Bus (VBD) and MORA Low Latency Bus (ML2B) for data sharing.

This webinar pulls together experts in design and implementation of hardware and software components that can be used to develop and deploy RF designs in field applications, including adaptive, multi-mission reuse of these modular components. Design considerations run from the enclosure platforms, designed to support the CMOSS vehicular footprints (CMFF & SAVE), to payload cards that support mission-specific functionality, to the software and firmware elements that enable the system to be ready for MORA compatible RF deployment. The session will conclude with an interactive Q&A period.


Shaun Fischer | VP of Business Development | Abaco

Shaun Fischer is the division vice president of business development at Abaco Systems. With 20 years of experience leading business development activities in the defense and aerospace markets, Shaun has an extensive background in engineering, product and program management, and detailed knowledge of the DOD’s modernization efforts. Shaun works to synchronize all business development activities with Abaco’s rugged, embedded hardware portfolio, product development roadmaps, marketing, service support organizations, partnering relationships, and R&D.  Shaun holds a BS in Computer Engineering with software focus from Auburn University.

Ken Grob, Director | Embedded Technologies | Elma

Ken Grob is director of embedded technologies for Elma Electronic.  He is responsible for driving the company’s integrated platform solutions. He was the co-owner of a well-respected embedded sub-systems integration company. He is a highly respected technical expert in the embedded computing open architectures and a leading contributor to VITA standards and the SOSA™ Technical Standard. Ken holds a BSEE from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

Travis Doll, PhD | CEO & President | Sciens

Travis Doll, PhD, is a software engineer specializing in digital signal processing with many years of industry experience developing and delivering robust collection capabilities to the intelligence community. He is CEO and president of Sciens Innovations, a hardware and software design and development company with expertise in high-throughput SDR solutions utilizing specs and frameworks such as MORA, VITA 49.2, REDHAWK, and GNURadio. Dr. Doll earned his PhD and MSEE from Drexel University, specializing in Digital Signal Processing, and a BS in Computer Science from Dickinson College.

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