DC/Baltimore ACM SIGAda Chapter


Our Next DC/Baltimore ACM SIGAda Chapter Meeting
is scheduled for
Tuesday, 14 March 2006 at 7:30 P.M. (Light Refreshments at 7:00 PM)
Kevin Richardson, of The MITRE Corporation
will be speaking on

The Software Communications Architecture (SCA)
and the Building of Software Defined Radios


at the MITRE 2 Building in McLean, Virginia


Attention:

To Members and Friends of DC/Baltimore SIGAda Chapter

Next Meeting:

Our Next DC/Baltimore SIGAda Chapter Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 14 March 2006, Kevin Richardson of the MITRE Corporation will be speaking on "The Software Communications Architecture (SCA) and the Building of Software Defined Radios". The presentation will be held in Room 1N100A/B at the MITRE2 Building in McLean, Virginia.

Light Refreshments will be served starting at 7:00 PM. The presentation starts promptly at 7:30 PM. You are encouraged to network after the meeting.

Foreign Nationals should please register for the meeting by COB Friday, 10 March 2006, by leaving a message for Mr. Currie Colket at (703) 983-7381 or colket@mitre.org. Please include your full name, your company affiliation, citizenship, and phone number.

Abstract: The Software Communications Architecture (SCA)
and the Building of Software Defined Radios

TBD

Presenter:

Kevin Richardson is a Software Systems Engineer who has been with The MITRE Corporation since 2000. Throughout his MITRE career he has been involved with the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program and the development of the Software Communications Architecture (SCA). His SCA tasks have included working with JTRS product developers who are attempting to leverage the SCA framework, supporting the development of SCA compliance test tools and providing consulting services to the JTRS Test and Evaluation organization in order to adjudicate requirement interpretation discrepancies. In parallel with performing those tasks he served for two years as the chairperson of the JTRS Technical Architecture Group (TAG), the organization that provided final recommendations on the changes to be incorporated within the SCA. He has worked extensively with standards/specification organizations within the Software Defined Radio domain, the most prominent being the Object Management Group (OMG) and the Software Defined Radio Forum. His recent focus has been to assisting in the evolution of the SCA as a supporting member of the JTRS Joint Program Executive Organization (JPEO).

Venue

MITRE2
Room 1N100 A/B
The MITRE Corporation
7515 Colshire Drive
McLean, Virginia 22102-7508

Directions

MITRE2 is on Colshire Drive just inside the beltway south of Route 123. Colshire Road is known as "Scotts Xing" on the North side of Route 123.

Colshire Road is located on Route 123, East of I-495 and West of the Dulles Access Highway.

  • Going Northbound on 123 from I-495, Colshire Road is located 2 stoplights on the right.
  • Going Southbound on 123 from the Dulles Access Highway, Colshire Road is located at the first stoplight on the left.
Once on Colshire Road, MITRE2 is the building immediately in front of you. A tiny traffic circle is designed to take you to the front of MITRE2 and to MITRE1 (the Hayes Building). The directions below route you to the parking garage behind the MITRE2 Building. This is a logical left-hand turn at the traffic circle. After the turn, MITRE2 will be on your right.

From I-495 south of Route 123 (Dolley Madison Boulevard):

1. Take Exit 46B (McLean, Route 123);
2. Go North onto Route 123;
3. Turn right onto Colshire Drive (at second light);
4. Take third right off of the small traffic circle;
   (a logical left hand turn);
5. Proceed ~ 50 meters; Turn right into parking garage.
6. Visitor Parking is located on Levels 2 and 3
   (the walkway to the lobby is on Parking Level 2)
7. If door is locked, contact Security using phone by door
   (at entrance to MITRE2 from the Parking Garage)
8. Check in with Security at Security desk in lobby
   (You will need a photo ID)

From Dulles Access Toll Road or I-495 north of the Dulles Access Toll Road:

1. Take the Dulles Airport Access and Toll Road to Exit 19;
   (From I-495, this is labeled "To East I-66");
2. Take Exit 19A;
   (following signs to Route 123 South, Tysons Corner);
3. Bear right onto Route 123 (towards Tysons Corner)
4. Turn left onto Colshire Drive (at first light);
5. Take third right off of the small traffic circle;
   (a logical left hand turn);
6. Proceed ~ 50 meters; Turn right into parking garage.
7. Visitor Parking is located on Levels 2 and 3
   (the walkway to the lobby is on Parking Level 2)
8. If door is locked, contact Security using phone by door
   (at entrance to MITRE2 from the Parking Garage)
9. Check in with Security at Security desk in lobby
   (You will need a photo ID)

To obtain a map of MITRE2 Building and the MITRE Campus, visit =>
http://www.acm.org/sigada/locals/dc/Directions_MITRE2.html.

Slides From Recent Presentations Available:

At the DC/Baltimore SIGAda meeting on 22 August 2005 held joint with the DC ACM Chapter, we viewed the webcast of the ACM Turing Award Lecture. Vinton G. Cerf and Robert E. Kahn, Recipients of the ACM 2004 Turing Award spoke on Assessing the Internet: Lessons Learned, Strategies for Evolution, and Future Possibilities. The lecture was webcast from ACM SIGCOMM 2005 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ACM has archived the webcast at http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigcomm/sigcomm2005/webcast.html for your viewing pleasure.

Bill Bail gave an excellent presentation on Requirements Engineering for Dependable Systems on 11 October 2005. Slides from his presentation are available online as http://www.acm.org/sigada/locals/dc/200510_Requirement_Engineering_Bill_Bail.ppt (ppt, 330 KB)

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Please forward this message to people who might be interested in attending. We welcome all new members as our attendance and interests grow.

Many thanks to all earlier participants, contributors, speakers, advisors, and friends, who are involved in helping to produce and attend the meetings.

Currie Colket, DC/Baltimore SIGAda Chapter Webmaster


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updated 24 February 2006