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SOSA Consortium members join forces to deliver C4ISR demonstrator system at AUSA 2019

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October 14, 2019

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

SOSA Consortium members join forces to deliver C4ISR demonstrator system at AUSA 2019
Image courtesy Pentek

AUSA 2019--WASHINGTON. Pentek, Herrick Technology Laboratories, and Kontron have developed products aligned with the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Technical Standard that are used in a new 3U VPX demonstrator system designed to illustrate the capabilities of open systems architectures.

The 3U command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) system -- aimed at use in electronic warfare (EW), SIGINT, radar, and communications applications -- is a flight-qualified chassis that uses open architecture modules, from multiple suppliers, for a complete and functional demonstration system.

Mark Littlefield, Kontron's vertical product manager for defense and a SOSA standard contributor, details the system: "Herrick Technology Laboratories and another major U.S. system integrator have received shipments of the Kontron VX305C-40G SOSA-aligned SBC for U.S. defense community applications. Herrick has integrated this SBC with a Model 71813 XMC board from Pentek which provides customizable I/O signal status and control for their new SOSA C4ISR demonstrator system for the U.S. Army."

The SOSA Consortium is tasked with creating a common framework for transitioning sensor systems to an open systems architecture based on key interfaces and open standards established by industry-government consensus, with the benefits of these being improved interoperability, reduced development time, shorter deployment, and lower costs.

Attendees may visit Kontron in Booth 2942.

 

 

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