Skip to main content


White paper

The future of standardized defense platforms using MOSA, SOSA and VPX open architectures

Recent trends in the defense industry show there is a convergence towards standardizing electronic systems using open standards to increase interoperability, scalability, reliability, reduce system costs, and minimize the number of custom electronics designs that increase overhead and maintenance. In 2019, a DoD Tri Services memo was published calling for a MOSA (Modular Open Systems Approach) to be used to the maximum extent possible for future weapon system modifications and new start development programs. The memo, titled “Modular Open Systems Approaches for our Weapon Systems is a Warfighting Imperative,” specifically cites the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Consortium, in addition to the Open Mission Systems/Universal Command and Control Interface (OMS/UCI), Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE) and Vehicular Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability (VICTORY) standards, “as vital to our success.”
Top power system design challenges:

  • How to standardize power supply designs for cross platform implementation.
  • How to easily scale power supplies to accommodate new mission requirements.
  • How to shorten design cycles and deliver power solutions faster.

This technical paper provides a better understanding of the benefits and advantages of moving to an open architecture modular power supply system approach and how this modular design supports greater flexibility, scalability, reliability and faster time to market as compared to non-standardized power design options. 

Get your copy now!