Genesys Aero Systems Explores Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) and Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) in Latest Podcast Episode
In the recent episode of the Genesys podcast, sponsored by Genesys Aero Systems, industry experts delved into the fundamentals of Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) and Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA). Hosted by Daniel Littwin, the discussion shed light on the key principles and components of IMA and MOSA, their differences, and how they interconnect.
The panel featured three distinguished guests from Genesys Aero Systems: Scott Evers, Director of Programs and Customer Support; Gordon Pratt, Co-founder of the company; and John Fulanczyk, Director of Business Development. Together, they clarified the distinctions between IMA and MOSA, emphasizing that IMA is a technology or product, while MOSA is a design philosophy.
IMA integrates aircraft processing units into a single hardware module, allowing software functions and hardware functions to reside in one interconnected system. In contrast, MOSA is an approach that specifies how systems are designed, enabling multiple vendor solutions to work together seamlessly through standard interfaces.
Scott Evers explained that while IMA has become a standard for larger air vehicles, the adoption of this approach is still progressing, particularly in smaller and more cost-effective aircraft. The benefits of IMA include increased operational savings and the ability to easily add new features and capabilities to the air vehicle without extensive hardware upgrades.
John Fulanczyk highlighted that MOSA’s key advantage lies in its vendor-agnostic and interoperable nature. It allows for the substitution of functions within a system without the need to upgrade every piece of equipment on the aircraft. The focus of MOSA is on rigorously tested industry standards for communication interfaces, aiming to avoid proprietary solutions from specific avionics manufacturers.
The podcast episode was split into four parts, with more in-depth discussions to follow. Listeners were encouraged to visit the Genesys Aero Systems website for further information on IMA, MOSA, and their integration with modern avionics standards.
As the aviation industry continues to evolve, the Genesys podcast offers valuable insights into the latest advancements in aircraft technology and the benefits they bring to the aerospace community. Stay tuned for the next episode, where the Genesys Aero Systems team will provide further expertise on IMA and MOSA.