SOSA™ defines an architecture and standards for modular entities for composing sensors with Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR), Electronic Warfare (EW), Radar, and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) modalities. Rather than defining an entirely new system, this Standard defines a set of logical modules that group functions, behaviors, and interfaces, which together define the logical architecture of a sensor. As a result, SOSA™ technologies can:
While offering greater flexibility as to how a user can interface with a carrier board, SOSA™ makes extensive use of proven and next-gen mezzanine Standards. This allows for high-density data I/O transfer across the full channel, ensuring reliable signal integrity in a rugged form factor.
Current Mezzanine Standards that are featured in SOSA™ include:
As the first Small Form Factor architecture of SOSA™, VITA 74 VNX is a truly modular Standard offering flexibility to integrate SOSA™ sensors in everything from a mesh-network of distributed SBCs to a traditional rackmount system.
Expanding on ANSI/VITA 74.0, SOSA™ VNX Plug-In Cards will utilize a variety of predefined combinations of high-speed, optical, and coaxial connectors. This greatly improves external I/O while allowing for integration of optical and coaxial connectivity in existing VNX systems.
SOSA™ VNX allows for: