Exploiting MOSA Software for High Performance ISR and Signal Processing Applications

January/February 2013 Issue of Military Embedded Systems

By: Michael Stern, Senior Product Manager, GE Intelligent Platforms

High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) is rapidly becoming mainstream in the mil/aero embedded computing world, bringing with it the potential to solve increasingly challenging problems such as that of processing ISR and other signal processing data. The key for developers, however, is to make the right architectural and technology choices as mandated by the DoD's Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA) initiative - and then to exploit those architectures and technologies, rather than be constrained by them. To help accomplish this, software tools utilizing advanced modeling and optimization techniques are available to enable designers to analyze their MOSA-based implementations for maximum efficacy.