SOSA Member Newsletter


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A Message from the CEO of The Open Group

I was honored to host and attend the inaugural Member Meeting of The Open Group SOSA Consortium in Oakland, CA in November of 2017. Since then, there has been tremendous growth in membership from a broad group of Government and Industry organizations, as well as Academia. With rapid growth came even greater collaboration, and I’m thrilled that Members have come together to develop not just the SOSA Technical Standard, but the all-important business and acquisition guidance to accompany it. [...] More

Industry Virtual Events

Embedded Tech Trends:
January 25, 2021
11:00am - 2:00pm Eastern Time

AUSA Global Force:
March 16, 2021 - March 18, 2021

The Open Group FACE and SOSA Consortium TIM:
March 23, 2021

Upcoming Webinars

How Will SOSA 1.0 Impact Radar & Electronic Warfare Designs 

On-Demand Webinars

Aerospace Nation: Electronic Warfare/Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Round Table

Evolving Standards: How VITA and SOSA are Leading the Change

Examining the SOSA Power Envelope - Solving Power and Environmental Challenges in a System

The Evolution of SOSA

How the SOSA Technical Standard Implements Highly Standardized, Configurable and Interoperable Network Communications Protocols

Realization of SOSA Snapshot 3 and How You Can Benefit

Press Releases

Quick-Turn OpenVPX Chassis and Backplanes Are SOSA-Aligned and 40/100Gb Ethernet Capable

New 3U VPX Fully Managed Ethernet Switch with Alignment to SOSA™ Technical Standard

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions Establishes MOSA Task Force to Drive Solutions Developed in Alignment with CMOSS and the SOSA™ Technical Standard

Pentek Announces Immediate Availability of Higher Bandwidth Gen 3 RFSoC Solutions


Industry Articles

SOSA and VITA: Working together for next-gen defense systems (VITA Technologies)

Accelerate open standard adoption to drive warfighter and weapon-system effectiveness (Military Embedded Systems)

SOSA flexes its muscles, eyes common ground among open-systems standards for military embedded computing (Military & Aerospace Electronics)

SOSA, CMOSS, HOST, and Military Open Standards (Microwaves & RF)



SOSA Industry Perspective (AOC Symposium)

Other Resources

White Paper: Why an Open Standards Approach Is Essential in Defense (Military and Aerospace Electronics)

eBook: Focus On SOSA: Sensor Open Systems Architecture (Electronic Design)

Podcast: Super Standards to the Rescue (EE Journal)

Marketing Zone 
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SOSA Marketing Guidelines

SOSA Trademark Guidelines

SOSA Promotional Opportunities including the SOSA enewsletter from Military Embedded Systems

Consortium News

Message from the SOSA Chairman
Dr. Ilya Lipkin, Technical Expert for Open Architectures at AFLCMC/EZ

SOSA Consortium Members, Government/Military Sponsors, Industry Partners, Supporters, Benefactors and Friends…welcome to 2021.

In many ways, it’s nice to be looking at 2020 in the proverbial rear-view mirror. It was a year of unprecedented challenges, in human terms and on a global scale. Every one of us was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the various national and state responses to it, but as a wise person once said, “if you want to change the world, start by cleaning your room.”

Our room is the SOSA Consortium, and I’m pleased to report that owing to the incredible talent, focus, professionalism and dedication of our members, we continued to advance SOSA’s vision, concept, technical and business architectures under singularly challenging circumstances.

Read the Interview with Dr. Lipkin

Working Groups

The success of the SOSA standard depends on it's volunteers and leadership. If you wish to join any of working groups, go here for a complete list:
SOSA Technical Working Group
SOSA Business Working Group

Open positions include a Co-Lead for the Business Architecture Working Group. If interested, please contact Reggie Hammond at

SOSA Technical Standard Status

Version 1.0 anticipated to be released Q2 2020.  Currently Snapshot 3.0 is available for download here.


Membership has grown to over 100 organizations. Here are the Q4 2020 new memberships:

• U.S. Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center

• Advantech Corp.
• Intel

• Parry Labs

For a complete list of SOSA members, please visit here.

Next Virtual All Committee Meeting is scheduled for February 1-4, 2021. Register in advance to attend, click here.

SOSA™ Consortium Frequently Asked Questions


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