2nd Quarter Newsletter

APRIL 2021 - ISSUE #2

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Industry Virtual Events

AUVSI Xponential Virtual Event
May 4-6, 2021

Sea-Air-Space Live Event
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland
August 1-4, 2021

Upcoming Webinars

How SOSA Aligns with Current Open Standards

What SOSA™ Means to the Warfighter
(available to AOC members only)

On-Demand Webinars

Understanding Conformance to the SOSA Technical Standard

SOSA, CMOSS, and More: The current and future state of U.S. efforts to standardize military embedded equipment in the RF and DSP domains

Leveraging the SOSA™ Architecture to Enable AI Solutions for EW/ISR Applications


Press Releases

New 6U SBC Incorporates Intel 9th Gen CPU, Aligns with SOSA Technical Standard

Latest SOSA Aligned Backplanes from Elma Feature 6 or 8 Slots, Each with 25 GB Throughput

New Highly-Integrated VPX Chassis Manager Optimized for Security and VITA 65/SOSA™ Profiles

Pentek Announces Immediate Availability of Higher Bandwidth Gen 3 RFSoC Solutions


Industry Articles

SOSA Targets Open Architecture Designs for New Radar and Electronic Warfare Technology (Aviation Today)

SOSA Technical Standard will benefit systems of all kinds (Military Embedded Systems)

Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA): Enabling the next generation of flexible and adaptable radar systems  (Military Embedded Systems)

Army Seeks Open Architecture For All Air & Ground Systems: Jette (Breaking Defense)


SOSA Product Videos

SOSA™ Aligned VPX3U-RTX5000-SWITCH Slot-Saver

100Gb Ethernet SOSA-Aligned Demo

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
(SOSA Member Log In Required)

SOSA Promotional Opportunities including the SOSA enewsletter from Military Embedded Systems

SOSA Marketing Guidelines

SOSA Trademark Guidelines

SOSA™ Consortium Frequently Asked Questions


Jason Dirner, Lead Electronics Engineer, AFC DEVCOM C5ISR Center & SOSA Technical Working Group Chair

SOSA Expert Interview

An interview with Jason Dirner, SOSA Technical Working Group Chair

Jason is serving his second term as the chair of the SOSA™ Technical Working Group. He is the primary representative from C5ISR Center within the SOSA Steering Committee. Prior to serving as the chair of TWG, he was the vice-chair of the Hardware Working Group since SOSA’s inception. Drawing from experience with other open standards such as CMOSS, MORA, VICTORY, REDHAWK, VITA and HOST, Jason speaks about the inception and importance of SOSA, the intersection of existing open standards as well as what's to come with SOSA 1.0 and beyond.
Read the Full Interview

In Case You Missed It!
SOSA & FACE Technical Interchange Meeting

Vice Admiral G. Dean Peters

The Open Group Consortia FACE™ and SOSA™ Technical Interchange Meeting (Virtual TIM) was hosted by NAVAIR PMA-209 and took place on March 23. Close to 800 people registered to hear experts from government and industry speak regarding the SOSA and FACE Open Standards. This number is a true testament to the level of interest and commitment to open standards.

Read the TIM Event Overview
Watch TIM Presentations

See SOSA In Action!

SOSA Aligned Demo Videos Launched In Conjunction with the TIM:

Working Groups

The success of the SOSA standard depends on its volunteers and leadership. If you wish to join a working group, go here for a complete list:

SOSA Technical Working Group
SOSA Business Working Group

A Co-Lead position for the Business Architecture Working Group is available. If interested, please contact Reggie Hammond at r.hammond@opengroup.com.

SOSA Technical Status

Currently Snapshot 3  with anticipated V1.0 release Summer 2021.

Membership News

Membership has grown to over 100 organizations. Welcome the Q1 2021 new members:


  • StreamDSP
  • Micropac
  • Radiall USA, Inc.
  • Ball Aerospace
  • ScioTeq LLC

For a complete list of SOSA members: 

The Next SOSA VIRTUAL All Hands Committee Meeting is scheduled for June 1-4, 2021- To register please go here. You must be a SOSA Member to attend.


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