Wireless Innovation Forum Announces Steering Group for Coordinating Committee on International Software Communications Architecture Standards

WASHINGTON--()--The Wireless Innovation Forum (www.WirelessInnovation.org) today announced the initial Steering Group for the Forum’s Coordinating Committee on International Software Communications Architecture Standards (CC SCA).

The CC SCA is a Technical Committee the Wireless Innovation Forum created to oversee the evolution and adoption, at the international level, of SCA standards for the development of software defined radios. The suite of SCA standards is developed to facilitate portability, interoperability and configurability of the software and hardware components used in the manufacturing of communication systems. It is foreseen that an eco-system of off-the-shelf software and hardware components will be developed from which manufacturers could choose to build their radios. SDR standard benefits are reduced development, time-to-market and logistics costs, and increased interoperability.

"The Wireless Innovation Forum and the CC SCA are uniquely positioned to provide a global view for SCA standards evolution effectively supporting the continually growing number of stakeholders worldwide," says Mark Turner, Director of Software and Secure Products Engineering for Harris, and co-chair of the CC SCA. "The Steering Group for this Committee is an internationally represented body, who will work closely with these stakeholders to help define the harmonized roadmap for a coordinated SCA standards evolution."

Members of the Steering Group include:

  • General Dynamics C4Systems, represented by Eric Christensen (Treasurer)
  • Harris Corporation, represented by Mark Turner (Co-Chair)
  • Indra Sistemas, represented by Rafael Aguado (Secretary)
  • ITT Communications Systems, represented by Terry Anderson (member of the Executive Board)
  • Raytheon, represented by Jimmie Marks
  • Rohde & Schwarz, represented by Ruediger Leschhorn (member of the Executive Board)
  • Selex Communications, represented by Claudio Armani
  • Thales Communications, represented by Eric Nicollet (Co-Chair)

The Steering Group of the CC SCA is responsible for coordinating the different activities within the CC SCA and driving the Committee’s development roadmap. Steering Group members will have the ability to influence the direction of the SCA evolution by collaborating with an Advisory Council for the mutual benefits of the industry and stakeholders, improve alignment of company products and industry roadmap with the SCA evolution and define and approve the special activities to be funded by the committee’s budget.

The various standards that are being considered at this time for development/adoption by this Committee include:

  • SCA Base Specification
  • SCA Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  • SCA Test and Certification

Work Groups (WG) and Task Groups within the CC SCA include:

  • SCA Evolution Work Group
  • SCA Application Programming Interface (API) Work Group
  • SCA Interpretation Guide Work Group
  • SCA Test, Evaluation and Certification (T&E) Working Group

JSTeF and WINNF are cosponsoring an "SCA Next Roll-out" meeting, 24 to 25 August 2010, in Washington DC, to explore the publicly releasable features of an "SCA Next" draft specification and to establish mechanisms for feedback and comments from Forum members and guests.

The meeting page, including a tentative agenda, can be found here. View the public announcement here.

About The Wireless Innovation Forum

Established in 1996, The Wireless Innovation Forum (SDR Forum Version 2.0) is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation dedicated to driving technology innovation in commercial, civil, and defense communications worldwide. Members bring a broad base of experience in Software Defined Radio (SDR), Cognitive Radio (CR) and Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) technologies in diverse markets and at all levels of the wireless value chain to address emerging wireless communications requirements. To learn more about The Wireless Innovation Forum, its meetings and membership benefits, visit www.WirelessInnovation.org.

Contacts

Wireless Innovation Forum
Lee Pucker, 604-828-9846
Lee.Pucker@wirelessinnovation.org
or
Stephanie Hamill, 970-290-9543
Stephanie.Hamill@wirelessinnovation.org

Release Summary

The Wireless Innovation Forum today announced the initial Steering Group for the Forum’s Coordinating Committee on International Software Communications Architecture Standards.

Contacts

Wireless Innovation Forum
Lee Pucker, 604-828-9846
Lee.Pucker@wirelessinnovation.org
or
Stephanie Hamill, 970-290-9543
Stephanie.Hamill@wirelessinnovation.org