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Object Management Group Issues Requests For Information for a Command and Control User Definition Language
Seeks technology from other industries for a standardized display definition format to enable exchange of display definitions

Needham, MA – November 5, 2018 – The Object Management Group® (OMG®), an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium, issued a Command and Control User Definition Language Request For Information for input toward a common data display exchange format of a mission control system so that these systems can be easily displayed from one software package to another.

According to Brad Kizzort, co-chair of the OMG Space Domain Task Force, lead author of the RFI and chief technologist at Peraton, Inc., “The purpose of this RFI is to collect information that OMG members can use to form and guide new standards-setting efforts. For example, a lack of an exchange format can negatively impact replacing a ground system with a new system or exchanging display definitions with a control center using different software. In the latter example, a software engineer would have to rebuild and verify anywhere from 10-100 display pages for a single satellite. This problem is not unique to spacecraft operations, so there may be useful technology from other industries such as factory process control, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, internet server monitoring, and electrical distribution that display real-time data samples on a dashboard or status display to give operators an overall system or subsystem status.”

Responses from industry, government or academia with knowledge of user interfaces for monitoring and control are due by 5:00 PM US Eastern Time (21:00 GMT) on March 11, 2019. One electronic copy in machine-readable format should be sent to rfi‑responses@omg.org. All responses should be clearly marked with the name and OMG RFI document number (Space/2018-09-05).

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