This Webinar will provide attendees the opportunity to better understand The WInnForum Time Service Facility and how it can align with Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA™) objectives. The abstraction to implementation specification approach of WInnForum Facilities services brings an extra level of portability and hospitality to the SOSA framework. This enables significant product integration savings in an area of critical importance in the military communications domain: access and control of time.

- WInnForum Facilities Approach, presented by Eric Nicollet, Thales
- Overview of Time Service Facility, presented by Chuck Linn, L3Harris
- Integration of Time Service with SOSA, presented by David Hagood, Cynosure
     - What is SOSA
     - How the Time Service can work with SOSA
- Q&A


Eric Nicollet has 25 years of experience in the area of embedded SDR with Thales Communications and Security, France, committed to realize the SDR promises down to the heart of radio products: baseband and radio processing. He initiated the WInnF Transceiver Facility and Time Service Facility, contributed actively in elaboration of SCA 4.1, and serves since many years as co-chair of the WInnF committee on International SDR Standards. He was instrumental in definition of the portability-focused ESSOR Base Waveform methodology. He also works on coordination of the support of Thales in the representation of France to NATO standardization activities related to radios communications, namely Line-of-Sight tactical waveforms and Federated Mission Networking Tactical Edge. He was awarded the WInnF 2009 International Achievement Award for the first Transceiver Facility specification, and the 2014 President’s Award for his works in support of SCA 4.1 development for better support of resource constrained processors.

Chuck Linn is a Senior Scientist at L3Harris in the United States, where he is responsible for Software-defined radio architecture and SDR standards for tactical military and public safety radio systems. He has been involved in the JTNC-standardized SCA and related API specifications for the last 20 years, including the recent SCA 4.1 standard. He has been active in the Wireless Innovation forum since 1999, with contributions to the  SCA, Timing Service, Transceiver, and IRSS Security API areas. He is also participating with SOSA in the Comms modality area.


David Hagood received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University in 1987. He joined IFR Systems in 1990. IFR Systems was later purchased by Aeroflex, then Coham and finally Viavi Solutions.. He worked on several radio service monitor and spectrum analyzer projects (AN-900, TS-4317, 3900, 7200, and the CMP modular platform), and was software architectural lead on the COM-120B and the 2975 (IFR Systems' first SDR multipurpose radio test set). He has developed testing systems targeting military tactical radios, avionics, and land mobile radio.  He worked on integrating NordiaSoft's eCo SCA 4.1 environment on the Viavi Common Modular Platform, including implementation of the WInnF Transceiver 2.0 API on the Viavi Common Modular Platform transceiver system. In 2020, he left Viavi to become Chief Technology Officer at Cynosure, Inc, a small consultancy providing software engineering services for SDR and radio test design.. He also holds a US Amateur Extra class radio license (N0YKG).