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Stephanie Covert
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Vector Signal Image Processing Library; Open Architecture Radar Interface Specifications Initiated by OMG Members
New Specifications Adopted at Recent OMG Technical Meeting

Needham, MA, USA – April 24, 2012 – OMG® members met in Reston, VA, the week of March 19-23, sponsored by No Magic, SPARX Systems, and Real Time Innovations. At this meeting members began work on three new standards processes and adopted three new specifications.

New Processes Initiated

The following processes are now open for comment and participation. Non-members may download information on any Request process from For more information on any process, send an email to

Open Architecture Radar Interface Standard (OARIS) RFP
This RFP is soliciting proposals for a standard for the interface between the Combat Management System (CMS) and one or more Radars within a modular naval Combat System.

The proposed standard should enable reuse regarding further interfaces to different categories of Combat System Equipment

Vector Signal Image Processing Library (VSIPL) RFC
The purpose of the Vector, Signal, and Image Processing Library (VSIPL) proposed standard is to support portable, high performance application programs. The standard is based upon existing libraries that have evolved and matured over decades of scientific and engineering computing. A layer of abstraction is added to support portability across diverse memory and processor architectures. The primary design focus of the standard has been embedded signal processing platforms. Enhanced portability of workstation applications is a side benefit.

VSIPL++ extends the Vector, Signal, and Image Processing Library (VSIPL) standard, improving application performance, productivity, and portability. This C++ library supports improved performance through support for execution using multiple processors and through improved code optimization. The ability to write expressions using mathematical notation decreases program size, improving productivity. Because VSIPL++ has an open specification and is based on standard C++, VSIPL++ programs can be easily ported between architectures.

Specifications Adopted

The following specifications were approved by the OMG Board of Directors. All OMG specifications are available for free download by the public on our website.

Next Meeting; Links to Additional Information

OMG members will meet next in Cambridge, MA during the week of June 18-22, 2012 sponsored by No Magic, Inc., and Sparx Systems. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Ken Berk at or +1-781-444 0404. Exhibit space is available; contact no later than Friday, June 1, 2012 to reserve space. This meeting will feature a Smart Energy Technology Day and a Healthcare Information Day.

Interested non-members may attend OMG Technical Meetings as observers; for an invitation see Members may register for the meeting at All OMG specifications may be downloaded free of charge from

About OMG
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Edited by Stephanie

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