Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) technical standards, a common backbone architecture for sensors on embedded systems, are evolving as the consortium behind their development gets closer to starting its certification process.
SOSA consortium aims to align draft standard with existing and emerging open-systems standards in efforts to keep technology affordable and adaptable. The emerging SOSA standard -- overseen by The Open Group in San Francisco -- aims to enable military embedded systems designers to create new systems and make significant upgrades to existing systems much quicker than today's technologies allow.
The SOSA (Sensor Open Systems Architecture) Consortium is developing common open standards for designing, building, and deploying hardware, software, and firmware components of new military electronic systems. Contributing members to SOSA include the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) including the Army, Navy, and Air Force along with key representatives from industry and universities.
With the launch of its Quartz model 5550 RFSoC board, Pentek stakes out a leadership position in the defense/aerospace sector's adoption of the Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSA) Technical Standard and the reference architecture it defines.
Pentek, Herrick Technology Laboratories (HTL), and Kontron have developed products aligned with the Sensor Open Systems Architecture [SOSA] Technical Standard that are used in a new 3U VPX demonstrator system designed to illustrate the capabilities of open systems architectures. This flight-qualified system is ideal for electronic warfare (EW), SIGINT, radar, and communications applications.
A Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) technical standard briefing at the Association of the United States Army annual conference outlined the future embedded computing design approach to developing and upgrading electronic warfare, signals intelligence, radar and communications applications for U.S. Navy, Army, and Air Force aircraft systems in near future.
An emerging open-architecture embedded computing standard that offers to enable the U.S. military to specify embedded computing systems that are economical, powerful, upgradable, and competitive, could be finished and ratified by as early as this summer.
OpenVPX open-systems standards represent the backbone of today's aerospace and defense embedded computing. This family of open-systems standards offers access to the highest-performing commercially developed processing technologies, promises interoperability, mixes RF and optical interconnects in the same system, and is helping bring the data center into ruggedized deployed applications.