Project Title

Planetary Communications System



Document Number



5.01 RF and Modulation Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

The Green Book will include the following items: 1) Identification of the functional and performance requirements for a CCSDS planetary communications standard in line with systems requirements and in coordination with SFCG. The SFCG recommendation allocating frequency bands for each identified type of link needs to be analysed by CCSDS to assess how it fits technically from a CCSDS viewpoint. For instance, in the PCOM SIG, proposals were made for links at 5 GHz and in optics, two bands which are not in the SFCG rec. Aspects like feasibility of data rates, Tx power, antennas vs frequency bands, positioning issues, ... will be addressed. 2) Collection of the various mission profiles corresponding to the identified missions scenarios as well as system requirements along the lines of agencies’s missions needs. 3) Revision of the state-of-the-art system architectures, techniques and technologies susceptible to be adopted in a future planetary communications standard

Applicable Patents

There are no patent issues for this technology that are known by the CCSDS community

Patent Comments


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


Book Editor


Book Editor Resources

Jean-Luc Gerner (4 mm)

Prototype 1

Not Required

Prototype 1 Resources


Prototype 2

Not Required

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 Bullet10/15/201310/8/2013
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/8/202010/8/201310/8/2013
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/15/20143/16/2014
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/30/20146/30/2014
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet9/30/2014
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/30/2015
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet7/30/2015
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet9/30/2015
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet
Second Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet11/30/202211/30/2015
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 259.0
Created at 9/19/2013 8:18 AM by Vassallo Enrico
Last modified at 9/27/2019 4:29 AM by Gian Paolo Calzolari