What is a Product Support Group?

A Product Support Group (PSG) is formed as a result of a completed product development and approval of a Terms of Reference.  The PSG serves as a central point for interpretations of product language, for providing help desk support to the SISO community, and for accepting, developing, and maintaining problem reports/change requests to support future product revisions.  All PSG members shall be SISO members and shall complete the affiliation data form.

You are considered a Member of a specific PSG if you have...
1.  Registered with our site. To register select "Log In" at the top left of the page, select "Register", and complete the registration form.
2.  A current SISO membership (required by SISO-ADM-002).
3.  Completed the Affiliation Data Form for the group you are joining (located at the bottom of each group's webpage).

To stay informed, be sure to subscribe to the PSG discussion.  Go to the Discussion Board, select the PSG discussions of interest, and then select Subscribe.
Product Support Groups

BOM PSG - Base Object Model
The PSG supports these two SISO Standards Products:
 - SISO-STD-003-2006, the SISO Standard for Base Object Model Template Specification
 - SISO-STD-003.1-2006, Guide for Base Object Model Use and Implementation

C2SIM PDG/PSG - Command and Control Systems - Simulation Systems Interoperation 
The Command and Control Systems - Simulation Systems Interoperation (C2SIM) Product Development Group (PDG) and PSG together form one lifecycle product group empowered over the product lifecycle to develop and support products.  The PSG supports these two SISO Standards Products:
  - SISO-STD-007-2008, Standard for Military Scenario Definition Language
  - SISO-STD-011-2014, Standard for Coalition Battle Management Language (C-BML) Phase 1

CIGI PSG - Common Image Generator Interface
The PSG provides support for this SISO Standards Product: 
 - SISO-STD-013-2014, Standard for Common Image Generator Interface (CIGI), Version 4.0. 

CIGI users may subscribe to SAC-PSG-CIGI to obtain help using the SISO Standard. CIGI product  vendors should subscribe to obtain unique vendor identity references for extension packets.

CMSD PSG - Core Manufacturing Simulation Data
The PSG supports these two SISO Standards Products:
 - SISO-STD-008-2010, Standard for Core Manufacturing Simulation Data ─ UML Model
 - SISO-STD-008-01-2012, Standard for Core Manufacturing Simulation Data ─ XML Representation

DIS / RPR FOM PSG - Distributed Interactive Simulation / Real-time Platform Reference Federation Object Model
The PSG supports multiple DIS-related products including:
  -  IEEE Std 1278.1™-2012, IEEE Standard for Distributed Interactive Simulation - Applications Protocols (a revision of IEEE Std 1278.1™-1995 and IEEE Std 1278.1a™-1998)
  -  IEEE Std 1278.2™-2015, IEEE Standard for Distributed Interactive Simulation - Communication Services and Profiles (a revision of IEEE Std 1278.2™-1995)
  -  IEEE Std 1278.4™-1997, IEEE Recommended Practice for Distributed Interactive Simulation - Verification, Validation, and Accreditation
  -  SISO-STD-001-2015, Standard for Guidance, Rationale, and Interoperability Modalities for the Real-time Platform Reference Federation Object Model, Version 2.0
  -  SISO-STD-001.1-2015, Standard for Real-time Platform Reference Federation Object Model, Version 2.0.

DSEEP / DMAO PSG - Distributed Simulation Engineering and Execution Process (DSEEP)  /  DSEEP Multi-Architecture Overlay (DMAO)
The PSG supports these SISO-sponsored IEEE Standards:
 - IEEE Std 1730™-2010, IEEE Recommended Practice for Distributed Simulation Engineering and Execution Process (DSEEP) (Revision of IEEE Std 1516.3™-2003)
 - IEEE Std 1730.1™-2013, IEEE Recommended Practice for Distributed Simulation Engineering and Execution Process Multi-Architecture Overlay (DMAO)

EDRS PSG - Environmental Data Representation Standards
The PSG participates in activities that support the development, extension, refinement, and maintenance of standards for the environmental data community that includes the ISO/IEC SEDRIS family of standards. The PSG maintains liaison with ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 24/WG 8 Environmental Representation.

FEAT PSG - Federation Engineering Agreements Template
The PSG supports this SISO Standards Product:
 - SISO-STD-012-2013, Standard for Federation Engineering Agreements Template (FEAT)

HLA-Evolved PSG - High Level Architecture-Evolved
The PSG supports these IEEE and SISO Standards Products:
 - IEEE Std 1516-2010, IEEE Standard for Modeling and Simulation High Level Architecture — Framework and Rules
 - IEEE Std 1516.1-2010, IEEE Standard for Modeling and Simulation High Level Architecture — Federate Interface Specification
 - IEEE Std 1516.2™-2010, IEEE Standard for Modeling and Simulation High Level Architecture — Object Model Template Specification
 - SISO-STD-004-2004, Dynamic Link Compatible HLA API Standard for the HLA Interface Specification Version 1.3
 - SISO-STD-004.1-2004. Dynamic Link Compatible HLA API Standard for the HLA Interface Specification (IEEE 1516.1 Version)

TADIL TALES PSG - Tactical Digital Information Link-Technical Advice and Lexicon for Enabling Simulation
The PSG supports this SISO Standards Product:
 - SISO-STD-002-2006, Standard for Link 16 Simulations

UCATT PDG/PSG -  Urban Combat Advanced Training Technologies
The PDG is developing a family of SISO products providing interoperability for live simulations. The PDG published the first SISO Standard in May 2016.
  -  SISO-STD-016-00-2016, Standard for UCATT Laser Engagement Interface
  -  SISO-GUIDE-003-00-2016, Guide for UCATT Live Simulation Standards and Architecture
  -  SISO-REF-059-00-2015, Reference for UCATT Ammunition Table

The PDG is analyzing user requirements, use cases, and technology relevant to providing interoperability for live simulations and is developing products that implement a functional architecture with clear definitions for specific interfaces which should be standardized. The approach for standardizing the proposed UCATT interfaces is to generate a family of related products with multiple elements and where each member of the family addresses a particular interface. The overarching standard that will be submitted to SISO for approval will specify all physical interfaces incrementally. Each physical interface will be included as an appendix to the specification.

VV&A Products PSG - Verification, Validation & Accreditation/Acceptance Products 
The  PSG supports these products:
 - IEEE Std 1516.4™-2007, IEEE Recommended Practice for VV&A of a Federation — An Overlay to the High Level Architecture Federation Development and Execution Process
  - SISO-GUIDE-001.1-2012, Guide for Generic Methodology for Verification and Validation (GM-VV) to Support Acceptance of Models, Simulations, and Data, GM-VV Volume 1: Introduction and Overview
 - SISO-GUIDE-001.2-2013, Guide for Generic Methodology for Verification and Validation (GM-VV) to Support Acceptance of Models, Simulations, and Data, GM-VV Volume 2: Implementation Guide
 - SISO-REF-2013, Reference for Generic Methodology for Verification and Validation (GM-VV) to Support Acceptance of Models, Simulations, and Data, GM-VV Vol. 3: Reference Manual

 

 

Terms of Reference
View SG, SSG, PSG  Terms of Reference (TORs)  in the File Library. The SAC-approved PSG TOR Template is available in SISO's Digital Library in the Templates folder. 
Affiliation Data
SISO-ADM-003 states, "All PSG members shall be SISO members. All PSG members shall disclose their affiliation upon registration and shall update their affiliation with the PSG Secretary when any change in affiliation occurs. Only SISO members with completed affiliation information will be allowed voting rights in a PSG."