This draft Recommended Standard provides the abstract syntax and an XML implementation of descriptions of data to be sent to an archive. These descriptions are negotiated agreements between the data Producer and the Archive that facilitate production of agreed data by the Producer and validation of received data by the Archive. This draft Recommended Standard includes an abstract syntax for describing how these data will be aggregated into packages for transmission and one concrete implementation for the packages based on the XML Formatted Data Unit (XFDU) standard. This will fulfill parts of the process defined in the Producer Archive Ingest Methodology Abstract Standard (PAIMAS).
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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