The MISB nominally holds three Forums per calendar year scheduled to coincide with the DISR baseline release plan and NATO STANAG CST bi-annual meetings per the schedule below. Typically held in February, June and October of each calendar year, the MISB Forums span 1-to-3 days depending upon ongoing activities.
The MISB focuses on topic areas regarding Advanced Sensors, Advanced Compression, Metadata, Transport, File Containers, Interpretability-Quality Metrics and Conformance Assessment. The Forum culminates in a consensus-based Plenary voting session where nominated draft standards move forward for a community-wide 45-day Review & Approval period.
MISB manages two conformance documents, the NGA Conformance Program Plan for Motion Imagery and the NGA Conformance Test Plan for Motion Imagery, which describe the intended conformance process for Motion Imagery systems.
NGA Conformance Program Plan for Motion Imagery
Defines the roles and responsibilities of a Test Customer, a Test Service Provider (TSP), the MISB and the GEOINT Functional Manager Standards Assessment (GFMSA) program, all of which participate in the Conformance Assessment process.
NGA Conformance Test Plan for Motion Imagery
Outlines the process for the Conformance Assessment of Class 0 Motion Imagery, Class 1 Motion Imagery and Class 2 Motion Imagery as defined by the MISP. The MISP documents requirements specific to each class, as well as requirements common across the classes. In addition, depending on the capabilities of the Implementation under test, supporting MISB Standards and Recommend Practices may contain additional requirements. Periodic MISP updates typically introduce new requirements; thus, Conformance Assessment is with respect to a specific version of the MISP.
Community Motion Imagery Test Tool (CMITT)
Performs conformance assessment of MPEG-2 Transport Stream files with KLV metadata. Used in conjunction with designated commercial Video Elementary Stream analyzers identified in the NGA Conformance Test Plan for Motion Imagery to form a complete standards conformance assessment tool suite.
Documents and Tool Access
All conformance documents and tools are hosted on the MISB APAN SharePoint Site.