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Project Title

XFDU Structure and Construction Rules


Project Status

All Tasks Completed

Project Phase

Project Completed

Document Number


2.03 Information Packaging and Registry Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

The main purpose of this document is to define a CCSDS Recommended Standard for the packaging of data and metadata, including software, into a single package (e.g., file or message) to facilitate information transfer and archiving.  Another goal is to provide a detailed specification of core packaging structures and mechanisms that meets current CCSDS agency requirements, augment the current CCSDS packaging and language Recommended Standards  to accommodate the current computing environment and meet evolving requirements, and that can be implemented to demonstrate practical, near-term results.

Applicable Patents

Patent Comments

Survey of Similar Standards
Documents or Projects
Undertaken in Other Bodies
and elsewhere in CCSDS


Book Editor

Book Editor Resources

Prototype 1

Prototype 1 Resources

Prototype 2

Prototype 2 Resources

Prototype 3

Prototype 3 Resources


Monitor Only

Resource Comments


Legend for Schedule Milestones
Orange Bullet = Required for Orange Books
Green Bullet = Required for Green Books
Magenta Bullet = Required for Magenta Books
Blue Bullet = Required for Blue Books
Note - Red Books are Draft Blue/Magenta Books

Schedule Milestones
Orange BookGreen BookMagenta BookBlue Book
Original Completion Date
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
Estimated Completion Date
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
Actual Completion Date
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
Project ApprovedOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/19/20035/19/20035/19/2003Discussed CCSDS Panel 2 during 2002
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/30/20036/30/20036/30/2003
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet11/30/200311/30/200311/30/2003
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/11/20055/11/20055/11/2005
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet11/30/200511/30/200511/30/2005
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet11/30/200611/30/200611/30/2006
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/1/20072/1/20072/1/2007
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/1/20075/1/20075/1/2007
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/25/200710/25/200710/25/2007
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet4/11/20084/11/20084/11/2008
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/11/20084/11/20084/11/2008Only CESG review was needed
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/11/20086/11/20086/11/2008
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet10/25/200710/25/200710/25/2007
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet10/27/200710/27/200710/27/2007
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/15/200810/15/200810/15/2008
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 15.0
Created at 11/20/2008 12:35 PM by Reich Louis
Last modified at 10/26/2011 6:32 PM by CCSDS Tech Support