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Basic Avionics Lightweight Source Archetype (BALSA), a working software example of applications aligned to the FACE Technical Standard executing in a FACE Reference Architecture. It is an implementation of the FACE Reference Architecture that features PCS and PSSS component applications that demonstrate a basic avionics process.  Currently, the BALSA Software Code, FACE UoP Supplied Model (USM) for BALSA, and corresponding FACE artifacts are available only to FACE Consortium members by logging in via The Open Group FACE Consortium members' website at A public link will be provided after BALSA is approved for global distribution and publication.

Sponsor-Level Members

sponsors - Airforce LCMC sponsors - Lockheed Martin sponsors - Naval Air Systems Command sponsors - Program Executive Office Aviation sponsors - Collins Aerospace Joint Tactical Networking Center