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The Open Group Launches Consortium to Standardize Sensor Open System Architecture

 
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SOSA™ Consortium to develop common standards for sensor subsystems at the electrical, mechanical and software interfaces 

San Francisco, CA – October 19, 2017 – Today The Open Group announced the launch of The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Consortium. The SOSA™ Consortium aims to create a common framework for transitioning sensor systems to an open systems architecture, based on key interfaces and open standards established by industry-government consensus.

Originally an initiative under The Open Group FACE™ Consortium, the 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.

The SOSA Consortium is set to provide a fair and neutral environment for cooperation between industry and government partners, resulting in a collaborative effort across the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) community, Air Force and Department of Defense, and industry. 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.

“The launch of the new SOSA Consortium is a vital step in developing a unified and coherent set of standards for the interoperability of sensor systems,” said Steve Nunn, President and CEO, The Open Group. “In a war fighting environment there is no ‘one size fits all’, so it’s key that the consortium is looking at both hardware and software components as well as the business case for standardization.”   

John Bowling, Technical Expert in Avionics Architectures and Interoperability, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, stated, "The United States Air Force is serious about pursuing practical, measurable benefits of open interfaces for new and legacy systems.  I see integrative, collaborative efforts like the SOSA approach greatly improving our long-term agility and cyber resiliency in weapon systems."

For more information about the SOSA™ Consortium, please visit www.opengroup.org/sosa

-ENDS-

About The Open Group

The Open Group is an international vendor--‐and technology--‐neutral consortium upon which organizations rely to lead the development of IT standards and certifications, and to provide them with access to key industry peers, suppliers and best practices.  The Open Group provides guidance and an open environment in order to ensure interoperability and vendor neutrality.  Further information on The Open Group can be found at www.opengroup.org.

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Margaret Horsfield is a Program Manager at Rockwell Collins in Advanced Rotary Wing Solutions of the Airborne Solutions portfolio. Her main responsibilities include FACE Applications, Cyber, Joint-Multi Role, and Future Vertical Lift. She has diverse experiences leading complex developments and systems integrations in a matrix organization and across multiple business units both domestically and internationally.

Margaret holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Wartburg College and a Master in Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa. 

 

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Margaret Horsfield is a Program Manager at Rockwell Collins in Advanced Rotary Wing Solutions of the Airborne Solutions portfolio. Her main responsibilities include FACE Applications, Cyber, Joint-Multi Role, and Future Vertical Lift. She has diverse experiences leading complex developments and systems integrations in a matrix organization and across multiple business units both domestically and internationally.

Margaret holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Wartburg College and a Master in Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa. 

 

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SOSA™ Trademark Usage Guidelines

& Copyright Permissions

 SOSA™ and the SOSA™ Logo ("the Trademark(s)") are trademarks of The Open Group used in

connection with Sensor Open System Architecture open standards, guides, products, services and

certification of conformance. Proper use of SOSA™ reinforces its role as a brand and helps

prevent it from becoming a generic name that can be used by anyone. We ask that you help us

protect our mark by adhering to these correct usage guidelines. However, of themselves, these

guidelines do not grant permission to use any trademark.

Please note that SOSA™ may not be used :

•  As a generic term;

•  In connection with products, unless the product is licensed to use the mark,

•  In conjunction with product names, domain names, business names, logos and similar

usage without prior permission from The Open Group;

•  With or in connection with words (such as but not limited to "certify(ied)", "conformant",

"accredited", "official", "approved" "guaranteed" "recognized") that imply certification of

conformance where none has been granted by the SOSA Certification Authority (CA);

•  With or in connection with "compliance".

•  In any way that could cause confusion as to sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement by

The Open Group or The Open Group SOSA Consortium.

When using the Trademark:

•  The SOSA Consortium is actively developing a conformance program, under which

products may be certified as conforming to the SOSA Technical Standard. When this

conformance program is launched, the Trademarks may only be used in connection with

products certified under the conformance program. Until that time, NO USE may be made

of the Trademarks on or in connection with product, EXCEPT THAT, it is acceptable to

use the following:

o Correct : developed in alignment with the SOSA™ Technical Standard

•  In proposals, editorial or articles, but not in advertising, the Trademark may be used

without prior permission, provided that the rules in our Trademark Usage Guidelines are

followed. In all other cases, obtaining prior permission is required.

•  Detailed guidelines referring to the visual presentation, graphical design, form, and

manner of use must be followed. The Trademarks must always be used in white around

them and must never be superimposed on or used in association with other graphics or

trademarks.

•  In print, whenever and wherever the Trademarks appear, they must be distinguished

from the surrounding text. This applies to all forms of printed media, including advertising

copy, product packaging, brochures, manuals, internal memoranda, editorial, articles,

press releases, correspondence, projected and handout presentation materials, and to

computer or other digital electronic device video screens. Methods of distinguishing the

Trademark include printing it in UPPER CASE, italicized font, bold-faced font or placing

the Trademark in "quotation marks".

•  The Trademark should be used as an adjective, not as a noun, and always be followed

by the common generic (dictionary name) of the product: For example: SOSA Technical

SOSA™ Trademark Usage Guidelines and Copyright Permissions V1.0

© 2017 The Open Group

Page 2 of 3

 Standard, SOSA Conformance, SOSA Reference Implementation Guide, SOSA

Business Practices, SOSA Conformance Program, SOSA Conformance Policy, SOSA

Conformance Certificate, SOSA Business Guide, SOSA Contract Guide, SOSA Data

Model, SOSA Enterprise Architecture Work Products, SOSA tools, SOSA Conformance

Test Suite, SOSA SDKs, SOSA ITKs, SOSA work products, SOSA artifacts, SOSA

Warranty of Conformance, SOSA data rights, SOSA Library, SOSA Registry, SOSA

Repository, etc.

•  Never use the Trademark as a verb.

•  Never use the Trademark with the word "complian(t)(ce)"

Incorrect: ABC company has a SOSA Compliant product.

•  Never use the Trademark in plural form

o Correct : ABC company and EFG company use the same systems that specify

the SOSA standard

Incorrect: ABC company and EFG company use the same SOSAs

•  Never use the Trademark in possessive form:

o Correct : The SOSA application programming interface specifications

Incorrect: SOSA’s programming interfaces.

o Correct : The structure of the SOSA documentation

Incorrect: The structure of SOSA’s documentation

•  Refrain from hyphenating a Trademark:

o Correct : SOSA component-based

Incorrect: SOSA-based, SOSA-like

o Correct : connecting applications to SOSA architectures

Incorrect: Apps-to-SOSA

o Correct : SOSA Conformant

Incorrect: SOSA-Conformant

Incorrect: SOSA-Compliant, SOSA Compliant

•  The Trademarks should never be combined to form a new word, combined with other

words, be hyphenated, or abbreviated:

Incorrect: SO*A

Incorrect: SOSAy

Incorrect: SOSA <product name>, SOSA<product name>

Incorrect: non-SOSA

•  The Trademarks should never follow another acronym or proper name, which could be

perceived as a new trademark containing the SOSA acronym:

o Correct:  SOSA COTS Solutions, or SOSA Solutions based on COTS products

Incorrect: COTS SOSA™ Solution

o Correct:  SOSA representatives from XXX

Incorrect: Company XXX SOSA representatives

o Correct:  SOSA APIs from SPIES Standard, or SOSA APIs based on SPIES

Incorrect: POSIX SOSA APIs

Trademark Acknowledgment

 An acknowledgment is required whenever a Trademark of The Open Group is used. The

Trademark attribution is important as it reminds competitors, licensees, customers, and others

that The Open Group claims exclusive rights in the marks. The correct acknowledgment is:

SOSA™ Trademark Usage Guidelines and Copyright Permissions V1.0

© 2017 The Open Group

Page 3 of 3

 SOSA™ and logo design and The Open Group Certification Mark™ are trademarks of

The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

You should always mark the first or most significant occurrence of the Trademark as appropriate

and must place the required attribution as a footnote. The attribution should use the ® symbol for

a registered trademark and the ™ symbol for an unregistered trademark.

Please note that:

•  It is acceptable to use an asterisk in place of the trademark symbol where the medium

used (for example, electronic mail) cannot reproduce the ® or ™ symbols. However, this

is not intended to authorize use of the asterisk as the norm.

•  You may translate the trademark attribution to national language(s).

•  Blanket or generic attributions (such as ‘‘All trademarks are the property of their

respective owners’’) are not acceptable.

•  Individual trademarks may be acknowledged.

COPYRIGHT PERMISSIONS

 Fair use extracts from our published Materials is permitted when referencing the SOSA™

Technical Standard for Sensor Open Systems Architecture and its updates with the appropriate

citations, copyright, and trademark acknowledgement/attributions. For your ready reference, the

following examples of appropriate wording may be used:

•  ™ symbol is affixed after mention of SOSA in titles and headers: SOSA™

•  Footnote citation/attribution: SOSA™ Technical Standard for the Sensor Open System

Architecture, Edition 1.0, © 2017 The Open Group . SOSA is a trademark of The Open

Group in the United States and other countries.

•  Publication front matter acknowledgement/attribution (as applicable): "xxxx

acknowledges The Open Group for permission to include text/figures derived from its

copyrighted SOSA™ Technical Standard for the Sensor Open System Architecture,

Edition 1.0 . SOSA is a trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other

countries."

•  Illustrations should include the copyright mark: ©The Open Group.

When acknowledging excerpts from other SOSA publications, replace the italicized title, edition

and year of publication in the example above with the actual title, edition and year of publication

of the SOSA document being referenced.

 

 

 

 

 

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SOSA™ Trademark Usage Guidelines

& Copyright Permissions

 SOSA™ and the SOSA™ Logo ("the Trademark(s)") are trademarks of The Open Group used in

connection with Sensor Open System Architecture open standards, guides, products, services and

certification of conformance. Proper use of SOSA™ reinforces its role as a brand and helps

prevent it from becoming a generic name that can be used by anyone. We ask that you help us

protect our mark by adhering to these correct usage guidelines. However, of themselves, these

guidelines do not grant permission to use any trademark.

Please note that SOSA™ may not be used :

•  As a generic term;

•  In connection with products, unless the product is licensed to use the mark,

•  In conjunction with product names, domain names, business names, logos and similar

usage without prior permission from The Open Group;

•  With or in connection with words (such as but not limited to "certify(ied)", "conformant",

"accredited", "official", "approved" "guaranteed" "recognized") that imply certification of

conformance where none has been granted by the SOSA Certification Authority (CA);

•  With or in connection with "compliance".

•  In any way that could cause confusion as to sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement by

The Open Group or The Open Group SOSA Consortium.

When using the Trademark:

•  The SOSA Consortium is actively developing a conformance program, under which

products may be certified as conforming to the SOSA Technical Standard. When this

conformance program is launched, the Trademarks may only be used in connection with

products certified under the conformance program. Until that time, NO USE may be made

of the Trademarks on or in connection with product, EXCEPT THAT, it is acceptable to

use the following:

o Correct : developed in alignment with the SOSA™ Technical Standard

•  In proposals, editorial or articles, but not in advertising, the Trademark may be used

without prior permission, provided that the rules in our Trademark Usage Guidelines are

followed. In all other cases, obtaining prior permission is required.

•  Detailed guidelines referring to the visual presentation, graphical design, form, and

manner of use must be followed. The Trademarks must always be used in white around

them and must never be superimposed on or used in association with other graphics or

trademarks.

•  In print, whenever and wherever the Trademarks appear, they must be distinguished

from the surrounding text. This applies to all forms of printed media, including advertising

copy, product packaging, brochures, manuals, internal memoranda, editorial, articles,

press releases, correspondence, projected and handout presentation materials, and to

computer or other digital electronic device video screens. Methods of distinguishing the

Trademark include printing it in UPPER CASE, italicized font, bold-faced font or placing

the Trademark in "quotation marks".

•  The Trademark should be used as an adjective, not as a noun, and always be followed

by the common generic (dictionary name) of the product: For example: SOSA Technical

SOSA™ Trademark Usage Guidelines and Copyright Permissions V1.0

© 2017 The Open Group

Page 2 of 3

 Standard, SOSA Conformance, SOSA Reference Implementation Guide, SOSA

Business Practices, SOSA Conformance Program, SOSA Conformance Policy, SOSA

Conformance Certificate, SOSA Business Guide, SOSA Contract Guide, SOSA Data

Model, SOSA Enterprise Architecture Work Products, SOSA tools, SOSA Conformance

Test Suite, SOSA SDKs, SOSA ITKs, SOSA work products, SOSA artifacts, SOSA

Warranty of Conformance, SOSA data rights, SOSA Library, SOSA Registry, SOSA

Repository, etc.

•  Never use the Trademark as a verb.

•  Never use the Trademark with the word "complian(t)(ce)"

Incorrect: ABC company has a SOSA Compliant product.

•  Never use the Trademark in plural form

o Correct : ABC company and EFG company use the same systems that specify

the SOSA standard

Incorrect: ABC company and EFG company use the same SOSAs

•  Never use the Trademark in possessive form:

o Correct : The SOSA application programming interface specifications

Incorrect: SOSA’s programming interfaces.

o Correct : The structure of the SOSA documentation

Incorrect: The structure of SOSA’s documentation

•  Refrain from hyphenating a Trademark:

o Correct : SOSA component-based

Incorrect: SOSA-based, SOSA-like

o Correct : connecting applications to SOSA architectures

Incorrect: Apps-to-SOSA

o Correct : SOSA Conformant

Incorrect: SOSA-Conformant

Incorrect: SOSA-Compliant, SOSA Compliant

•  The Trademarks should never be combined to form a new word, combined with other

words, be hyphenated, or abbreviated:

Incorrect: SO*A

Incorrect: SOSAy

Incorrect: SOSA <product name>, SOSA<product name>

Incorrect: non-SOSA

•  The Trademarks should never follow another acronym or proper name, which could be

perceived as a new trademark containing the SOSA acronym:

o Correct:  SOSA COTS Solutions, or SOSA Solutions based on COTS products

Incorrect: COTS SOSA™ Solution

o Correct:  SOSA representatives from XXX

Incorrect: Company XXX SOSA representatives

o Correct:  SOSA APIs from SPIES Standard, or SOSA APIs based on SPIES

Incorrect: POSIX SOSA APIs

Trademark Acknowledgment

 An acknowledgment is required whenever a Trademark of The Open Group is used. The

Trademark attribution is important as it reminds competitors, licensees, customers, and others

that The Open Group claims exclusive rights in the marks. The correct acknowledgment is:

SOSA™ Trademark Usage Guidelines and Copyright Permissions V1.0

© 2017 The Open Group

Page 3 of 3

 SOSA™ and logo design and The Open Group Certification Mark™ are trademarks of

The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

You should always mark the first or most significant occurrence of the Trademark as appropriate

and must place the required attribution as a footnote. The attribution should use the ® symbol for

a registered trademark and the ™ symbol for an unregistered trademark.

Please note that:

•  It is acceptable to use an asterisk in place of the trademark symbol where the medium

used (for example, electronic mail) cannot reproduce the ® or ™ symbols. However, this

is not intended to authorize use of the asterisk as the norm.

•  You may translate the trademark attribution to national language(s).

•  Blanket or generic attributions (such as ‘‘All trademarks are the property of their

respective owners’’) are not acceptable.

•  Individual trademarks may be acknowledged.

COPYRIGHT PERMISSIONS

 Fair use extracts from our published Materials is permitted when referencing the SOSA™

Technical Standard for Sensor Open Systems Architecture and its updates with the appropriate

citations, copyright, and trademark acknowledgement/attributions. For your ready reference, the

following examples of appropriate wording may be used:

•  ™ symbol is affixed after mention of SOSA in titles and headers: SOSA™

•  Footnote citation/attribution: SOSA™ Technical Standard for the Sensor Open System

Architecture, Edition 1.0, © 2017 The Open Group . SOSA is a trademark of The Open

Group in the United States and other countries.

•  Publication front matter acknowledgement/attribution (as applicable): "xxxx

acknowledges The Open Group for permission to include text/figures derived from its

copyrighted SOSA™ Technical Standard for the Sensor Open System Architecture,

Edition 1.0 . SOSA is a trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other

countries."

•  Illustrations should include the copyright mark: ©The Open Group.

When acknowledging excerpts from other SOSA publications, replace the italicized title, edition

and year of publication in the example above with the actual title, edition and year of publication

of the SOSA document being referenced.

 

 

 

 

 

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FACE™ Registration is highly encouraged and likely desirable to the Software Supplier. This listing of UoCs in the FACE Registry allows other Software Suppliers, integrators, developers and program managers to advertise and find reusable FACE Certified software for their systems.

 

 

For more details on the steps, click on the graphic above.

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FACE™ Registration is highly encouraged and likely desirable to the Software Supplier. This listing of UoCs in the FACE Registry allows other Software Suppliers, integrators, developers and program managers to advertise and find reusable FACE Certified software for their systems.

 

 

For more details on the steps, click on the graphic above.

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Completion of the FACE™ Certification process is required prior to the FACE Registration process and making public claims to UoC conformance.

For more details on the steps, click on the graphic above.

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Completion of the FACE™ Certification process is required prior to the FACE Registration process and making public claims to UoC conformance.

For more details on the steps, click on the graphic above.

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The Open Group FACE™Consortium is a government and industry partnership to define an open avionics environment for all military airborne platform types. The FACE Consortium is a vendor-neutral forum that provides standardized approaches for using open standards with avionics systems. The FACE Consortium works to develop and consolidate the open standards, best practices, guidance documents and business models to achieve these objectives: 
The FACE Technical Standard is the open avionics standard for making military computing operations more robust, interoperable, portable and secure. The standard enables developers to create and deploy a wide catalog of applications for use across the entire spectrum of military aviation systems through a common operating environment. The latest edition of the standard further promotes application interoperability and portability with enhanced requirements for exchanging data among FACE components and emphasis on defining common language requirements for the standard.
 
 
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The Open Group FACE™Consortium is a government and industry partnership to define an open avionics environment for all military airborne platform types. The FACE Consortium is a vendor-neutral forum that provides standardized approaches for using open standards with avionics systems. The FACE Consortium works to develop and consolidate the open standards, best practices, guidance documents and business models to achieve these objectives: 

The FACE Technical Standard is the open avionics standard for making military computing operations more robust, interoperable, portable and secure. The standard enables developers to create and deploy a wide catalog of applications for use across the entire spectrum of military aviation systems through a common operating environment. The latest edition of the standard further promotes application interoperability and portability with enhanced requirements for exchanging data among FACE components and emphasis on defining common language requirements for the standard.

 

 

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The FACE™ Verification process ensures a UoC conforms to the requirements of the FACE Technical Standard. Software Suppliers provide Verification Evidence, Data Model files, and access to UoC object code for evaluation and assessment by a FACE approved VA.

 

For more details on the steps, click on the graphic above.

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The FACE™ Verification process ensures a UoC conforms to the requirements of the FACE Technical Standard. Software Suppliers provide Verification Evidence, Data Model files, and access to UoC object code for evaluation and assessment by a FACE approved VA.

 

For more details on the steps, click on the graphic above.

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Proper and thorough preparation prior to application for the FACE™ Conformance Program is instrumental to successful FACE Conformance Certification.

 

For more details on the steps, click on the graphic above. 

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Proper and thorough preparation prior to application for the FACE™ Conformance Program is instrumental to successful FACE Conformance Certification.

 

For more details on the steps, click on the graphic above. 

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The FACE Consortium plans to launch a FACE Conformance Program in the near future.  After launch, this section of the website will provide everything you need to certify your software as FACE Conformant.  It currently provides you with an overview of the program. 

Current FACE Conformance Documents for Download:

Why certification?

Benefits of FACE Conformance

How do I certify?

FACE Conformance Process is a 4-step process with the Supplier in control:

Step 1 - Preparation is the act of a Supplier preparing for the process by obtaining the instructions, guides, policies and tools that will be made available on this website.  A Supplier will also identify the FACE criteria for certification, select a Verification Authority (VA) from a list of authorized VAs, and create verification evidence.

Step 2 - Verification is the act of determining the conformance of an implementation to specification requirements.  FACE Verification is handled through an entity known as a VA, a technical expert on the FACE Technical Standard.

Step 3 - Certification is the process of applying for a FACE Conformance Certificate once verification has been completed. FACE Certification is processed through the FACE Certification Authority (CA).

Step 4 - Registration is the process of listing FACE Certified UoCs in a public listing of FACE Certified UoCs known as the FACE Registry. The FACE Registry is accessed from the FACE Landing Page. 

Software Supplier

Roles

FACE Conformance OV-2 Diagram

FACE Registry

 

 

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The FACE Consortium plans to launch a FACE Conformance Program in the near future.  After launch, this section of the website will provide everything you need to certify your software as FACE Conformant.  It currently provides you with an overview of the program. 

Current FACE Conformance Documents for Download:

Why certification?

Benefits of FACE Conformance

How do I certify?

FACE Conformance Process is a 4-step process with the Supplier in control:

Step 1 - Preparation is the act of a Supplier preparing for the process by obtaining the instructions, guides, policies and tools that will be made available on this website.  A Supplier will also identify the FACE criteria for certification, select a Verification Authority (VA) from a list of authorized VAs, and create verification evidence.

Step 2 - Verification is the act of determining the conformance of an implementation to specification requirements.  FACE Verification is handled through an entity known as a VA, a technical expert on the FACE Technical Standard.

Step 3 - Certification is the process of applying for a FACE Conformance Certificate once verification has been completed. FACE Certification is processed through the FACE Certification Authority (CA).

Step 4 - Registration is the process of listing FACE Certified UoCs in a public listing of FACE Certified UoCs known as the FACE Registry. The FACE Registry is accessed from the FACE Landing Page. 

Software Supplier

Roles

FACE Conformance OV-2 Diagram

FACE Registry

 

 

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RFPs

RFIs

BAAs

SBIRs

Other Solicitations

Budgets, Roadmaps, Guidance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RFPs

RFIs