Guest Blog: From Evangelism to Mandate: The Rise of MOSA
For many COTS [commercial off-the-shelf] vendors and VITA members, the Tri-Service Memo issued in January 2019 by the secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force was the highest validation of several decades of their combined efforts.
Tactical Decision-Making Demands Increasing Speeds and Volume of Data Processing
For defense applications, responsiveness, accuracy, and precision have never been more critical to mission success.
A Tour of VITA AFT Cooling Standards in 2023
For critical and intelligent deployed embedded modules, air-flow-through (AFT) cooling describes an approach that brings the coolant much closer to heat-generating electronics than standard conduction-cooled approaches.
Bringing the Benefits of GCIA to Next-generation Ground Vehicles
The partnership between Curtiss-Wright and BAE Systems to develop a standardized MOSA open architecture for next-generation ground vehicles shows how MOSA can be leveraged to deliver new capabilities to next-generation ground vehicles.
Open or Out: U.S. Military Requirements for Modular Open Systems Architectures
Now that the Army has chosen its preferred Future Long Range Assault Aircraft in Bell’s V-280 advanced tiltrotor, the race is on to populate it with mission systems that will allow the machine to operate through adversaries’ sophisticated air defense systems.
Optimizing 100G VPX
Currently, there are two options for VITA 46.30 connectors: the TE Connectivity RT3 and Amphenol R-VPX EVO2 connectors, both of which meet the ANSI/VITA 46.30 standard intended for 100G (4-lanes @ 25 Gbaud) systems, and potentially beyond.
Understanding GCIA: A Paradigm Shift for Establishing an Overall Ground-combat Vehicle Architecture
The U.S. Army has long pursued a standardized infrastructure and architecture for ground-combat vehicle hardware and networking.
The Next Generation of Open-systems Embedded Computing Standards
The SOSA technical standard for embedded computing hardware and software is beginning to provide tangible benefits for early adopters.
Rugged Computers Take on the Shock and the Heat
Designers of rugged embedded computing systems, laptop computers, and tablet computers balance the need to operate in harsh conditions, as well as meet growing requirements for open-systems standards.
The Raspberry Pi SWaP-C Revolution: Driving Battlefield IoT
For size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C)-constrained applications, a military-grade Raspberry Pi-based mission computer defines a whole new class of solution for intelligence and connectivity at the tactical edge.
DoD’s MOSA Mandate Drives CMOSS Approach to A-PNT
The U.S. Army’s Mounted Assured PNT System (MAPS) program was initiated to replace existing GPS receivers and antennas in most of the Army’s ground vehicle variants.
Thermal-Management Techniques Take-on the Heat
It's nearly impossible to use power efficiently enough to eliminate waste heat altogether. Enhancing efficiency can help reduce waste heat -- but only to a degree.