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Community Sensor Model Working Group (CSMWG)

The Community Sensor Model Working Group (CSMWG) is a chartered forum under the GWG that facilitates a collaborative environment to support a coordinated community approach for the development, verification, validation, maintenance, standardization, and configuration management of sensor models.  The Community Sensor Model (CSM) Technical Requirements Document (TRD) and attendant standards and appendices is currently the single standards to create and maintain a standardized and cost-effective program for developing, testing, and evaluating a family of interoperable generic physical sensor models.
CSMWG’s mission is to ensure that standards-compliant sensor models are usable by multiple applications across the NSG.
Detailed procedures for the operation of the CSMWG are documented in GWG standard operating procedures (SOP).  The structure and procedures of the CSMWG are provided in the working group’s charter.
Participation in the CSMWG is open to all DoD/IC organizations, Federal and civil agencies, coalition partners, academic institutions, and commercial organizations that have an interest in imaging sensor model standardization, production exploitation or testing.
The success of the CSMWG is dependent upon and provides a community-based, standard-focused forum to advocate and address sensor geometry consensus-based, open standardization issues and needs. The CSMWG Technology, Evaluation and Requirements Sub-group (TEAR) is responsible for the consideration and resolution of the CSMWG standards challenges, seeks common near-consensus positions, and recommended standardization solutions supporting data production and service interoperability of today and the future. These validated community recommendations are submitted to the GWG Requirements Team for acceptance and tracking until completion.
The Generic Sensor Exploitation Tool (GSET) and the CSM Verification Test System (VTS) are a combined set of tools (which can be also run independently) and are used to evaluate conformance with the CSM Application Programming Interface (API).  The VTS portion of the suite of tools is used to test conformance with the CSM API. The GSET portion of the tool suite is used to test the performance and correctness of the mathematical transformations used within the sensor models. GSET tests the sensor model's mathematical consistency, reliability, and error behavior. 
General and Plenary Meeting Schedule
The CSMWG strives to meet as a community twice a year.  Our meetings are typically unclassified, open to US government, industry, and academic representatives.  Registration in advance of meetings is generally required.  Provision may be made at the meetings for special classified ‘side-bars’ as required.  For more information about our meeting schedule, see the CSMWG Calendar or contact the CSMWG Chair.
Technology, Evaluation and Requirements Sub-group (TEAR) Meetings:  The TEAR strives to meet in technical session four times a year as needed.  The TEAR sessions are typically classified and open to US government, industry, and academic representatives.  Registration in advance of all is required.  For more information about the TEAR schedule, see the CSMWG Calendar or contact the TEAR and/or CSMWG Chairs.
The chair, co-chair, sub-group chair or core members may request additional meetings, if they are required to address a particular issue that cannot be considered during the regularly scheduled meetings, due to urgency complexity, or other extraordinary factors.
CSMWG standards and supplemental information are readily available through the .