Military Embedded Systems

New HOST website now live


August 25, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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PATUXENT RIVER, Md. To those in tune with the Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) driving the rapidly growing open systems market ecosystem (i.e. FACE, SOSA, CMOSS, etc.), a new platform for information on Hardware Open Systems Technologies (HOST) comes online from NAVAIR PMA-209.

Developed, sponsored, and maintained by NAVAIR PMA-209, HOST uses a team of academicians and industry members to coordinate with integrators, module vendors, and related standards groups such as The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) and Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) consortia, and VITA. 

According to the new site, HOST is a standards framework that applies open architectures to high-performance embedded computing. These standards support a MOSA approach to implementing systems based on Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) components for embedded computing on U.S. Defense Platform Open Systems.

HOST is an open technical standard that is intended to enable an objective way to realize MOSA initiative goals. It aims to lay out requirements that a program manager or integrator could leverage to create a verifiably open system. 

The new website can be accessed here.

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