AFCEA/SIGNAL. Adhering to OA will be the way of the future, as will digital engineering, Army leaders say at recent Technical Interchange Meeting hosted by NAVAIR PMA-209 in concert with The Open Group FACE™ and SOSA™ Consortia.
|September 14, 2021||The Open Group FACE™ Consortia Expo & TIM – hosted by PEO Aviation in Huntsville, AL (details to follow)|
|March 23, 2021||The Open Group FACE™ and SOSA™ Consortia Technical Interchange Meeting (virtual TIM) www.expotim2021.com (open to the public)|
|September 21, 2020||The Open Group FACE and SOSA & Virtual TIM www.expotim2021.com|
|January 29, 2020||Tri-Service Open Architecture Interoperability Demonstration www.tsoa-id.com|
Lisa Daigle – “Lynn Bamford, President, Defense and Power at Curtiss-Wright, said of the demo: ‘As an industry leader in the development of open standards architecture solutions, we are very proud to participate in the Tri-Service Open Architecture Interoperability Demonstration. Curtiss-Wright is committed to incorporating SOSA-, CMOSS-, and HOST-aligned modules as part of our standard product family and currently has multiple products in development aligned with these standards.’”
Mike Hackert, Ben Peddicord, Dr. Ilya Lipkin – “While HOST added specificity to established, state-of-the-art industry standards, specifically VITA 65 – OpenVPX, it became apparent that the addition of HOST would do the same for the SOSA standard”
John McHale – “…The different standards need to be monitored throughout development to ensure they are aligned. But in the end, it won’t matter whether your single-board computer is designed under SOSA or CMOSS or HOST – they will all work, said Lipkin, in response to a reporter’s question on the matter: “They just need a tweak” and they are all compatible.”
A few trends are emerging in military aircraft avionics – including a continued push toward large touch-screen displays, as well as a migration to multicore processing, open architectures, and a new focus on improving cyber resilience.
A new Panoramic Cockpit Display – Electronics Unit (PCD-EU) for the Lockheed Martin F-35 is to feature significantly enhanced processing and memory.
John Keller -“This latest set of standards … is steadily gaining traction in the Pentagon and in the defense business because everybody’s on board — the government as well as industry.”
William Wong – “HOST has been used in the integrated core processor (ICP) for the joint strike fighter (JSF) F-35, as well as for its panoramic cockpit display electronic unit (PCDEU).”
John Keller – “The HOST program seeks to decompose military embedded systems into functional blocks to ease system design and reuse of embedded computing hardware and software. It’s intended to open systems for several different vendors and avoid locking single vendors into large system designs.”