The next OMG Technical Meeting is in Brussels, Belgium June 5-9, 2017. The Space DTF will meet in Brussels, the agenda is in work, and will be emailed to the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list. The SDTF will meet 1/2 day Thursday morning of the meeting week. Make your plans soon, early bird registration ends April 28th.
Space professionals committed to greater interoperability, reduction in costs, schedule, and risk for space applications through increased space standardization.
The OMG SpaceDTF met in Reston, VA, March 21-23, 2017. Here are the meeting highlights:
XTCE 1.2 proceeds towards adoption/publication. Additional issues were addressed during the meeting week and more are in process. An RTF report is expected by fall of this year. There are still about 37 issue dispositions that have not been voted on, but the RTF is working hard to get a revised specification and schema published.
Amergint Technologies and RT Logic are collaborating on a JSON PSM for GEMS that will be submitted as an RFC at a future meeting. Some of the differences between their two approaches were discussed and resolved.
Enterprise Ground Services (EGS)
The OMG C4I DTF met with Space DTF participants to discuss the applicability of the OMG-published ALMAS specification for alert/alarm management. There are alert lifecycle capabilities defined in the ALMAS specification that may be useful for the Satellite Operations Center and Battle Management Command & Control interface.
The two responses received from the Vocabularies, Glossaries, or Ontologies for the Spacecraft Ground Systems Domain RFI were discussed in a joint meeting with the OMG Ontology PSIG. The Space DTF will continue to work with the USAF EGS Standards Committee to identify the path forward for a Spacecraft Ground Operations Ontology.
Goddard Mission Services Evolution Center (GMSEC), not to be confused with the OMG GEMS spec, has produced a middleware API, message definitions, and message exchange patterns for ground system interoperability. In Reston, GMSEC representatives presented their progress in writing a command & control message specification (C2MS) for a future OMG RFC.
CubeSat Reference Architecture
The CubeSat Reference Model, being developed at INCOSE, was not discussed at the Reston OMG meeting, but it will be presented at the No Magic World Conference in May 2017. The reference model is still in development for a future OMG RFC.