This draft Recommended Standard specifies a security protocol for CCSDS data links. The protocol provides a security header and trailer along with associated procedures that may be used with the CCSDS Telemetry, Telecommand, and Advanced Orbiting Systems Space Data Link Protocols to provide a structured method for applying data authentication and/or data confidentiality at the Data Link layer. The current draft reflects changes made in response to comments received during review of the original issue.
CCSDS Red Books are technically mature drafts that are released by the CCSDS for formal review by appropriate technical organizations. The technical contents of Red Books are not stable, and several iterations of a given Red Book may occur in response to comments received during the review process.
is generally limited to organizations affiliated with CCSDS (See Participation
), although individual CCSDS review coordinators have the discretion to accept review comments from unaffiliated organizations/individuals.
Implementers are cautioned not to fabricate any final equipment in accordance with a Red Book's technical content.
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