Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Electronic Warfare (EW) Modular Open Suite of Standards
Originating at the U.S. Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD, CMOSS is a suite of standards that allows the communication components of military vehicles to share a common platform. The CMOSS-defined architecture allows for quick insertion of new capabilities, enables interoperability between capabilities and eliminates redundant components (such as the need for multiple antennas), in addition to reducing acquisition costs through greater industry product competition and fewer custom-designed units. CMOSS establishes a universal A-Kit that minimizes the need for platform-specific integration. CMOSS also defines open interfaces that allow sensors, processors and displays to be shared among systems, reducing the size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) challenges associated with vehicle-based mission command and radio technologies.