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Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSA)
Author(s): Charles Patrick Collier; Ilya Lipkin; Steven A. Davidson; Jason Dirner
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Paper Abstract

The Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSA) is a C4ISR-focused technical and economic collaborative effort between the Air Force, Navy, Army, the Department of Defense (DoD), Industry, and other Governmental agencies to develop (and incorporate) technical Open Systems Architecture standards in order to maximize C4ISR sub-system, system, and platform affordability, re-configurability, overall performance, and hardware/software/firmware re-use. The SOSA effort will effectively create an operational and technical framework for the integration of disparate payloads into C4ISR systems; with a focus on the development of a functional decomposition for common multi-purpose backbone architecture for radar, EO/IR, SIGINT, EW, and communications modalities. SOSA addresses hardware, software, and mechanical/electrical interfaces. The functional decomposition will produce a set of re-useable components, interfaces, and sub-systems that engender re-usable capabilities. This, in effect, creates a realistic and affordable ecosystem enabling mission effectiveness through systematic re-use of all available re-composed hardware, software, and electrical/mechanical base components and interfaces.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9849, Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation 2016, 984903 (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2225069
Show Author Affiliations
Charles Patrick Collier, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Ilya Lipkin, Air Force Life Cycle Management Ctr. (United States)
Steven A. Davidson, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Jason Dirner, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9849:
Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation 2016
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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