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Project Title

RFID Tag Encoding Specification

Approval

Approved

Project Status

All Tasks Completed

Project Phase

Project Completed

Document Number

881.1

Charter

4.03 Onboard Wireless Working Group

Document Type

Blue

Description of Document

NASA proposes to work with the FSA, ESA, CSA, and other interested CCSDS members to develop a Blue Book that addresses an RFID tag encoding standard. It is assumed that the tag encoding standard would be consistent with the existing SOIS Magenta Book, “Spacecraft Onboard Interface Services – RFID-Based Inventory Management Systems”. Hence, the proposed tag encoding standard would determine the tag encoding structure for the identification code in the ISO 18000-6C (EPCglobal Class 1 Gen-2) standard. The proposed scope would include determination of the requirements for a tag encoding standard. For example, it is likely that such a standard would incorporate a designator for the organization owning the item. The associated database and tag purpose are additional possible identifiers embedded in a tag encoding structure. A notional example of 96-bit tag encoding structure is shown in Fig. 1. It should be noted that many tags consistent with the CCSDS Magenta Book, “Spacecraft Onboard Interface Services – RFID-Based Inventory Management Systems” now offer 128 identification bits as opposed to the previous 96 identification bits, in addition to user memory.

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

This CCSDS standard provides a standards-based transition path to the EPCGlobal Class-1 Gen-2 / ISO 18000-6C RFID tag-encoding standard. Because of the RFID tag-encoding utilized onboard the International Space Station the WWG needed to support the current (onboard ISS) tag-encoding and provide a transition path to a fully-compliant EPC namespace management schema for future utilization. A valid analogy is to think of the current ISS naming schema as "2G" (in telecomm parlance) and implementation of the recommended RFID tag-naming specification as a migration to "3G/4G". Future versions of this standard can (and may) include strong security mechanisms for authentication, authorization, and integrity – so a "5G" type of evolution. Thus this project seeks to adopt the ISO 18000-6c / EPCglobal tag-encoding specification in a managed evolution process to be fully EPC compliant. We are building upon the significant work of EPC and ISO in this regard that is widely utilized in commercial and government sector applications

Resources

Book Editor

NASA

Book Editor Resources

0.15my (Note: 230h considers only the resources for the Agency leading, in this case NASA)

Prototype 1

NASA

Prototype 1 Resources

0.2my Note: The scope of the prototyping MUST include verification of all aspects of the tag-encoding schema. This SHALL be a verification of the software required to implement the tag-encoding schema by two agencies (FSA and NASA). The prototype may include - Writing the encoding scheme to a set of tags; - Reading the tags and verify that the correctness of the data in relation to the encoding scheme; - Interoperability testing (reading & verifying the FSA tags with NASA equipment in relation to the encoding scheme) - Document the testing and Results

Prototype 2

FSA

Prototype 2 Resources

0.2my Note: The scope of the prototyping MUST include verification of all aspects of the tag-encoding schema. This SHALL be a verification of the software required to implement the tag-encoding schema by two agencies (FSA and NASA). The prototype may include - Writing the encoding scheme to a set of tags; - Reading the tags and verify that the correctness of the data in relation to the encoding scheme; - Interoperability testing (reading & verifying the FSA tags with NASA equipment in relation to the encoding scheme) - Document the testing and Results

Prototype 3

Prototype 3 Resources

Contribute

CSA, ESA

Monitor Only

CNSA

Resource Comments

NASA is much more ahead in its implementation of RFID systems when compared to FSA and ESA, which may require greater FSA resources for the prototyping phase.

Schedule

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.)
Comments
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
Project ApprovedOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/1/20145/12/20145/12/2014
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet8/1/20146/12/20148/1/2014FSA gave formal support in August.
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/1/201511/12/201411/12/2014
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/21/201511/14/201411/13/2014
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/21/201511/24/201411/14/2014
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/10/20151/23/20151/29/2015
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet8/1/20152/16/20153/3/2015
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet8/30/20157/18/20157/18/2015CESG approval completed 29-May-2015
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet9/30/20159/17/20158/25/2015
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/30/201511/19/201510/17/2015
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet11/30/20154/1/20174/1/2017
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet12/15/20155/1/20165/1/2016
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet1/25/20165/15/20175/15/2017
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet1/25/20162/1/20172/1/2017
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet7/25/20163/1/20173/1/2017
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet9/25/201610/1/201710/1/2017
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
25
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Attachments
Version: 495.0
Created at 11/25/2013 9:43 AM by Dufour Jean-Francois
Last modified at 10/24/2017 6:19 PM by Brian Oliver