Project Title

Electronic Data Sheets and Common Dictionary of Terms - Overview and Rationale



Document Number



4.02 Application Support Services Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

This Informational Report provides an overview and rationale for the SOIS Electronic Data Sheets and Common Dictionary of Terms for Onboard Devices and Software Components. It shall cover the following topics: 1. Objectives (business case) 2. Description of the use of EDS and Common DoT in the complete mission lifecycle, including worked examples 3. A walk through each element of the EDS and Common DoT XML schemas with descriptions and simple examples. 4. An annex of what is available as open source reference material to get started with EDS and Common DoT, including data sheets of the examples used in this report.

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
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Book Editor


Book Editor Resources

3 man-months

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Prototype 2

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Prototype 3

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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 Bullet4/4/20144/4/20144/4/2014
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/2/20145/2/20145/2/2014
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet9/30/201411/28/201411/17/2014Draft A reviewed at Fall meeting
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/31/20141/30/20153/25/2015Comments reviewed at Spring 2015 meeting
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/27/20156/4/20188/14/2020Update book to include revised SOIS architecture and new user's guide information
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/31/20155/1/20179/15/2020Incorporate comments prior to Spring 2017 meeting
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet9/30/201511/19/20187/9/2021Update with meeting comments and submit to AD
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/30/20157/20/2021
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/1/2022
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/3/2022All RIDS complete and book updated
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet9/5/2022
Second Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet9/5/2022
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet12/31/201511/1/2022
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 435.0
Created at 4/23/2014 1:04 PM by Fowell Stuart
Last modified at 6/4/2022 12:49 PM by Jonathan Wilmot