Military Embedded Systems


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Multivendor interoperability is real: The TSOA Interoperability Demo - Story

May 04, 2020
On January 29, 2020, the first Tri-Service Open Architecture Interoperability Demonstration (TSOA-ID) was held in Atlanta, Georgia, hosted by Georgia Research Tech Institute at its Conference Center.

Milestone in abstracting the hardware: Realizing the promise of FACE - Story

October 17, 2018
The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium, part of The Open Group, was formed to establish a standard common operating environment to ?support portable capability-based applications across Department of Defense (DoD) avionics systems. Key to the common operating environment envisioned by FACE is the definition of an interface for operating systems and board support packages (BSP) that enables the hardware portion of a system to be abstracted, greatly increasing the portability and reusability of software applications. With the wide adoption of FACE, system integrators can reap tremendous benefits in interoperability and cost.

Life cycle management: The COTS perspective - Story

December 05, 2012
Application stability and predictability are essential for deployed COTS-based mission-critical military systems, which tend to have an in-service life long far longer than the typical commercial production period of some of the system's key components. To ensure that a system design can be supported for the full duration of the long life cycles demanded by these programs, system designers need to be familiar with the their life cycle management plan options, both from their COTS vendor partners and services they can develop themselves internally. Key life cycle management services include ongoing review of product configuration changes and component obsolescence, a quarterly Bill of Materials (BOM) health check, and a longevity of repair plan. A closer examination of the volume production phase, the post-production phase, and component storage and handling is vital when deciding which road to obsolescence management best meets a company's life cycle management needs.
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