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March 12-14, 2018 - Portland, OR
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Monday, March 12 • 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Linux on Quick Turnaround Projects at Ball: No, We Aren’t Putting Linux in Canning Jars - Sam Povilus, Ball Aerospace

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Modern phased array antennas need a multitude of computers to control various aspect of their operation from steering to cooling. The Linux ecosystem’s broad base allows operational code to be maintainable and understandable as compared to the alternative, custom code written on bare metal or a proprietary RTOS. Sam Povilus will give an overview of how Ball Aerospace used Linux running on Xilinx Zynq FPGA’s to control and monitor an antenna. He will focus on the aspects of making Linux work with an FPGA, as well as how various hardware and software decisions were reached and how those decisions affected aspects of integration with hardware, and maintenance.

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Sam Povilus

Embedded Software Engineer, Ball Aerospace
Sam Povilus has worked at Ball Aerospace for the past five years on everything from bare metal software to multi-computer distributed processing environments. He has used Linux for 15 years with the last three dedicated to embedded contexts. He is currently working on a simulator... Read More →



Monday March 12, 2018 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom I