David Buendia, Rockwell-Collins Host
INCOSE - Los Angeles Chapter
(951) 202-5618

May 8, 2018, 5:30-7:30 pm PT

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Where: HOST: Rockwell Collins, Bldg 18
1733 Alton Pkwy,
Irvine, CA 92606

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May 8th Speaker Meeting
"The Connected Vehicle Revolution - Continued"
with Kay Das


5:15-5:30  Sign-in/Registration
5:30-6:00  Networking/Refreshments
6:10-6:20  Introduction
6:20-6:30  WG Presentation
6:30-7:30  Guest Speaker Presentation

Please RSVP by noon May 7th to facilitate event registration and planning, foreign nationals by May 1st.  Virtual Attendance instructions will be emailed the morning of the meeting.

COST:  INCOSE Individual Members: FREE

             Non-Members: $10.

WHERE: HOST VENUE – Rockwell Collins – Irvine
1733 Alton Pkwy,
Irvine, CA 92606
Host:  David Buendia
Phone: (951) 202-5618

When you arrive please wait in the Rockwell Collins Lobby in Building 18 (A Rockwell Collins sign will be on the building) and check in with Security, you will need to present identification and a visitor badge will be issued.  A Rockwell Employee will then escort you to the Conference room.
* Aerospace will be a remote site for this meeting- limited refreshments depending on RSVPs
The Aerospace Corporation, Building D8/1010, 200 N. Aviation, El Segundo, CA

REMOTE SITES (potential-please verify with site POC):



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El Segundo: The Aerospace Corp. CLOSED

Deborah Cannon

Redondo Beach: Northrop Grumman R4 SIM Center

Stephen Guine

Azusa: Northrop Grumman Corp. (Employees) CLOSED

Maria Alvarez

Goleta: Ricardo Control Point

Paul Stowell

Woodland Hills: Dassault Systemes CLOSED

Christopher Jones

Webcast virtual site: Register as an individual virtual participant. 

ABSTRACT: The second installment of our light-hearted but critical look at the Connected Vehicle revolution. There is currently much on-going activity in the research and design of systems to enhance the safety of vehicular traffic on roads and highways. These include vehicle-to-vehicle based and vehicle-to-infrastructure based electronics systems with extension to personal devices. These systems need to work collaboratively in an intelligent and reconfigurable network environment characterized by multiple localized and dynamically changing motion control loops which include each individual vehicle driver (and pedestrian). Systems will comprise a mix of existing and new technologies such as laser, imaging, computer vision, radar, cellular, WiFi, GPS, millimetric Waves, and others.  System complexity is very high in order to deliver and sustain the required levels of reliability. A range of products and systems will compete for market entry from diverse developers and nations. Compliance with a safety culture within product development, such as directed by the ISO 26262 cocoon, is desireable. Safety needs to be regarded as an integral and critical element in system, software, hardware, and device/sensor design. A significant challenge also exists in validating prototypes and final systems productized for market entry. The cost of failure is high as human life is in the loop. This presentation reviews some of the challenges and offers some directions for this burgeoning industry propelled by developments ranging from Shannon’s Law and Moore’s Law to the evolving Internet of Things and 5G cellular communications. Management of systems research and development with frugality, without over-design, and with a holistic approach on a scale probably never demanded before, is required.  

BIOGRAPHY: Kay Das was GPS Program Manager and Technical Director at LinQuest Corporation in Los Angeles from 2007 to 2013 where he additionally led new business development thrusts in the commercial and automotive safety markets. He has previously held responsibilities as R&D Director for STMicroelectronics’ Asia Pacific region. He is a winner of a Singapore Government National Award for “The Initiation and Expansion of High-value R&D and Promotion of Partnerships.” He has built and led teams in different parts of the world and managed the development of diverse silicon-based signal processing systems over 40 years in industry. His current pursuits are the application of communication (such as 5G/ DSRC) and location technologies (such as GPS/ GNSS) to the Connected Vehicle revolution. He holds an MS in Electronics Systems from the Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK. His pursuits in retirement other than Connected Vehicle include amateur astronomy, Internet radio, and he is a professional musician. He is an IEEE Life Member and a member of several societies.

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