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NAVAIR - FACE™ and SOSA™ Consortia Technical Interchange Meeting 2020

The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE) and Sensor Open Systems Architecture™ (SOSA) Consortia are pleased to announce a virtual Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) hosted by NAVAIR on September 21, 2020.
Technology Interchange Meetings (TIM) allow DoD, Industry and Academia to collaborate on Research and Engineering technology challenges. It will feature expert presentations by a cross-section of the defense community, industry, and academia. Attendees will hear presentations from industry and government, detailing the positive impact of FACE and SOSA adoption for buyers (end users), suppliers, integrators, and business representatives, including both Business and Technical lessons learned.
This online event will run throughout the day, with industry and government Members from both the FACE and SOSA Consortia presenting 15 papers.

  • FACE Consortium Members will showcase products and tools that are certified conformant to, or aligned with, the FACE Technical Standard.
  • SOSA Consortium Members will showcase, through implementation or conceptual examples, how their products align to the SOSA Snapshot and the positive impact of SOSA adoption.


The Open Group FACE Consortium is a government and industry partnership formed to define an open avionics environment for all military airborne platform types. It has grown into an aviation-focused professional group made up of industry suppliers, customers and users. It provides a vendor-neutral forum for industry and government to work together to develop and consolidate the open standards, best practices, guidance documents and business strategy that promote acquisition of affordable software systems, innovation and rapid integration of portable capabilities across global defense programs, and higher efficiency to deploy capabilities.
The Open Group SOSA Consortium enables government and industry to collaboratively develop open standards and best practices to enable, enhance and accelerate the deployment of affordable, capable, interoperable sensor systems. SOSA is creating open system reference architectures applicable to military and commercial sensor systems and a business model that balances stakeholder interests. The architectures employ modular design and use widely supported, consensus-based, nonproprietary standards for key interfaces.
The SOSA Consortium creates a common framework for transitioning sensor systems to an open systems architecture, based on key interfaces and open standards established by industry-government consensus. The SOSA approach establishes guidelines for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. The architecture will incorporate both hardware and software components to handle demanding processing and data requirements, ease system upgrades, reduce total cost of ownership, and promote competitive acquisition with minimal system reworks.




Monday, September 21, 2020

08:00 am - 01:30 pm PT

11:00 am - 04:30 pm ET

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 04/01/2023 7:01pm NAVAIR - FACE™ and SOSA™ Consortia Technical Interchange Meeting 2020 NAVAIR - FACE™ and SOSA™ Consortia Technical Interchange Meeting 2020 America/New_York public