Joint Architecture Standard Overview Profile
JAS is a versatile, scalable, tailorable, SWAP-efficient, node-based concept for implementing embedded systems. Such systems include sensor suites, host platform interfaces, signal and data processors, data buffering and storage, command and data handling, and other supporting hardware and software.
Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratories, and others began development of JAS using NA-22 and internal research and development (R&D) funds. The JAS effort developed an initial set of reference designs, intellectual property for implementing signal and data processors, and communication protocols.
The primary motivation for developing JAS was the promise of a more effective approach to addressing national needs through:
- Reductions in both non-recurring engineering (NRE) and recurring engineering costs (REC)
- Rapid response capability
- Reduced size, weight, and power (SWAP)
- More capable sensor systems