MOSA Standards and Implementation

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MOSA Standards and Implementation

Course Description

The MOSA Standards Implementation course provides a fundamental understanding of the complex engineering activities associated with applying open standards to Department of Defense (DOD) military vehicle platforms and systems with a focus on avionics and sensor systems. The course will provide system implementation considerations and guidance for existing open standards such as:

  • C5ISR Modular Open Suite of Standards – Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (CMOSS)
  • Vehicular Integration for (C4ISR) Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance /(EW) Electronic Warfare (EW) Interoperability. (VICTORY)
  • Modular Open RF Architecture (MORA)
  • Software Composition Analysis (SCA)
  • Open Virtual Path Cross-Connect (OpenVPX)
  • Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE)
  • Hardware Open Systems Technology (HOST)
  • Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA)

Security, safety, legacy and future systems application for mission computers, electronic warfare, and C5ISR systems will be included.

Course Content
  • Modular Open Systems Approach Overview
    • MOSA General Framework Review – Standards, Architecture, Implementation Guidance, Conformance Criteria, Data Models, and Tools.
    • MOSA Reference Framework Review – Methods and Tools, and Processes.
    • MOSA History, Statutes, and Policy. 
    • Review of the building blocks of MOSA.
    • MOSA Trade Study Application, Tri-Service Organization and Policy, MOSA Reference Implementations and Applications.
    • Real Fielded Platforms and Systems.
  • Open Hardware
    • Objectives/Goals of Open Hardware Standards.
    •  Focused understanding of OpenVPX.
    • Discussion of Current Standards leveraging OpenVPX.
    • Implementation Example, and Out-of-Band Chassis Management.
    • History/Reason for Open Transport Mechanisms.
    • Standards used in MORA/VICTORY and their relationships.
    • RF System Components.
    • Explanation of MORA devices/messages.
    •  Explanation of VICTORY messages.
    • Reference Systems and Implementations.
  • FACE
    • FACE Overview.
    • FACE Data Architecture.
    • FACE Reference Architecture.
    • FACE OS Profiles.
    • UoP Integration-IOS-TSS.
Requirements & Materials



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Session Details

  • Special Discounts: Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for system engineers, architects, and any engineer or program manager interested in implementing open system architecture solutions for their particular application.

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What You Will Learn

  • A brief of overview of the Modular Open Systems Approach
  • How to apply open systems architecture at the military vehicle platform level and to new problem spaces
  • An overview of existing defense open standards
  • How to manifest open architectures into a solution
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How You Will Benefit

  • Learn how to develop an open system architecture solution which fulfills the Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA).
  • Learn to develop solutions aligned with existing open system standards.
  • Understand the open standards lifecycle process and how it can be applied to a new problem space.
  • Become familiar with clarifying key interfaces and providing standardization techniques to avionics system architectures.
  • Learn about open standards and how they have been applied to particular platforms.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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