Curtiss-Wright eyes plan to help embedded computing industry develop to open-systems industry standards

Oct. 16, 2020
Curtiss-Wright established a task force to streamline development and availability of new interoperable solutions based on CMOSS, SOSA, and MOSA.

ASHBURN, Va. – Executives of the Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., are unveiling a plan to help the embedded computing industry streamline development of open-systems standard designs for industrywide component interoperability.

Chief among the industry standards that are part of Curtiss-Wright's strategy are SOSA, CMOSS, and SOSA -- which refer respectively to the C4ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS), the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA), and Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA).

Curtiss-Wright has established a cross-functional MOSA Task Force to streamline the development and availability of new interoperable solutions based on CMOSS, SOSA, and MOSA.

The task force is in place to support the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) mandate to use MOSA in all requirements, programming, and development for future weapon system modifications and new-start development programs to the maximum extent possible.

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The MOSA Task Force will capitalize on the company’s expertise in system architecture, packaging, rugged OpenVPX embedded computing, and advanced data storage for cost-effective MOSA products.

“Our newly established task force brings a multi-disciplinary approach to the development of the broad range of module types and system architectures," says Lynn Bamford, president of Curtiss-Wright's defense and power systems.

Curtiss-Wright offers open-architecture solutions for CMOSS systems, including high-performance single-board computers; digital signal processors; general-purpose graphics processing units; assured positioning, navigation and timing;; and network switch cards.

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