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Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSA) evolution for collaborative standards development
Author(s): Charles Patrick Collier; Ilya Lipkin; Steven A. Davidson; Rusty Baldwin; Michael C. Orlovsky; Tim Ibrahim
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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) a technical Open Systems Architecture standard in order to maximize C4ISR sub-system, system, and platform affordability, re-configurability, 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 modular decomposition (defining functions and behaviors) and associated key interfaces (physical and logical) for common multi-purpose architecture for radar, EO/IR, SIGINT, EW, and Communications. SOSA addresses hardware, software, and mechanical/electrical interfaces. The modular decomposition will produce a set of re-useable components, interfaces, and sub-systems that engender reusable 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. To this end, SOSA will leverage existing standards as much as possible and evolve the SOSA architecture through modification, reuse, and enhancements to achieve C4ISR goals. This paper will present accomplishments over the first year of SOSA initiative.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 2017
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 10205, Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation 2017, 1020502 (25 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2265841
Show Author Affiliations
Charles Patrick Collier, NAVAIR (United States)
Ilya Lipkin, Air Force Life Cycle Management Ctr. (United States)
Steven A. Davidson, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Rusty Baldwin, Riverside Research (United States)
Michael C. Orlovsky, Lockheed Martin (United States)
Tim Ibrahim, L-3 Sonoma EO (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10205:
Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation 2017
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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