Military eyes common mission computing and networking to create data-fusion aboard military attack aircraft

Nov. 2, 2020
Small form factors able to perform computer processing and data organization could save money and reduce size, weight, and power consumption.

WASHINGTON – Weapons developers at Raytheon Technologies Corp. are testing an emerging technology called Common Open Secure Mission Computer (COSMC). Kris Osborn at Warrior Maven reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

2 Nov. 2020 -- The concept is to replace federated functional computer systems with a data-fusion computer architecture to handle multi-function needs.

Executing these kinds of mission computing applications can be brought to life through the engineering of common technical standards, as well as IP protocols to integrate and upgrade data analysis, information sharing, and cost-effective modernization.

Also involved will be combat networking to share time-sensitive information to enable platform-to-platform sensor integration, and take advantage of common software standards.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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