Military Embedded Systems

Topic: C4ISR

Is high-performance electronic warfare compatible with open standards?

January 18, 2023

Today, multiple agencies are involved in open architecture standards to ensure that weapons and defense system features match up with their perception of future systems specified and beginning to be used by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Examples of key attributes provided by these standards relevant to electronic warfare (EW) are the VPX backplane profiles and MORA/V49.2 protocols. The DoD has had a hand in developing both of these in order to specify and develop reference architectures to verify performance.