The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) and CMOSS Brochure

The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) and CMOSS Brochure
The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) and CMOSS Brochure
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January 18, 2022

The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) and CMOSS Brochure

 

The Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) to technology is becoming increasingly important in the defense and aerospace industries – so much so that the U.S. military’s 2019 tri-services memo has explicitly mandated that “MOSA supporting standards should be included in all requirements, programming, and development activities for future weapon system modifications and new start development programs to the maximum extent possible.”

And it’s not hard to see why. After decades of proprietary point solutions, defense and aerospace organizations are facing significant interoperability, flexibility, and size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) challenges on ground, air, and naval platforms.

Technical standards like The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture™ (SOSA) and the C5ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) are designed specifically to alleviate these challenges and deliver a variety of benefits to C5ISR systems.

Download the brochure to learn more.

What is the SOSA Technical Standard?

The SOSA Technical Standard defines a common framework for transitioning sensor systems to an open systems architecture. The SOSA standard leverages OpenVPX to define card profiles with specifications for features such as pinouts, Ethernet capabilities, and serial ports.

What is the C5ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS)?

The U.S. Army CCDC CMOSS defines an open architecture that enables in-vehicle hardware and software resources to be shared where appropriate, greatly reducing SWaP-C, improving communications between systems, and creating a better user experience.