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The SOSA approach establishes guidelines for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems. The objective is to allow flexibility in the selection and acquisition of sensors and subsystems that provide sensor data collection, processing, exploitation, communication, and related functions over the full life cycle of the C5ISR system.





The SOSA™ Consortium and Technical Standard


The SOSA Technical Standard leverages and complements open standards in government and industry. It defines architectural modules (containing functions and behaviors) with defined open interfaces, enabling the development of capabilities made up of common components. The standard incorporates specifications for software components and hardware elements, as well as electrical and mechanical interfaces composing the SOSA sensor element.

Additional SOSA™ Resources

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