By Rodger Hosking, Vice President/Co-Founder, Pentek, Inc.
The Sensor Open Systems Architecture™ (SOSA™) Consortium is developing common open standards for designing, building, and deploying hardware, software, and firmware components of new military electronic systems. Because the emerging SOSA hardware standard draws primarily from OpenVPX and other related VITA standards, the new technologies, topologies, and environmental requirements critical to meeting SOSA objectives must be supported by extensions to these VITA standards. This article is an overview of the SOSA and VITA organizations and how they interact, along with the challenges, successful strategies, and illustrative examples. Download the full paper for more information.