Project Title

Wireless Proximity Network Communications with Roaming



Document Number



4.03 Onboard Wireless Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

Revision of SOIS-WIR Proximity Wireless Network Communications Blue Book to include: -- 3GPP Gateway Core Networking (GWCN) capabilities, IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi security specification (WPA-3 Enterprise), and Enumeration of specific Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) sub certifications. Notes: This effort will align with the current 883-0-B-1 publication date but will start as soon as possible as the revisions are just extensions on top of the current 883 book. Resources from contributing agencies are confirmed to be available for an immediate start. The schedule is somewhat compressed to meet milestones for an upcoming major international mission.

Applicable Patents

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

Patent Comments

The existence of patents is known for 3GPP LTE/5G supporting technologies as this was the case for CCSDS-883-0-R-0. However, this is not a concern as the LTE and 5G ecosystem is world-wide, and all associated patents are reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND).

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

The goal of the Blue Book effort is to recommend applicable wireless network standards including 3GPP and IEEE and standardize applicable protocols (such as 4G, LTE, 5G, 802.11ax, etc.) in support of exploration-class space missions. The revision project builds upon the interoperability specifications already in the upcoming CCSDS-0-883-B-0 book. The SOIS-WIR WG will liaise with SLS-RFM to ensure ITU and SFCG regulations and recommendations compliance including those for the Shielded Zone of the Moon.


Book Editor


Book Editor Resources

2.0 man-month (0.167 man-year)

Prototype 1


Prototype 1 Resources

2.0 man-month (0.167 man-year)

Prototype 2


Prototype 2 Resources

2.0 man-month (0.167 man-year)

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 Bullet4/1/20214/1/2021
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/1/20214/1/2021
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/15/20215/15/2021
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/1/20216/1/2021
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/15/20216/15/2021
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet7/1/20217/1/2021
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet7/15/20217/15/2021
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet8/1/20218/1/20219/1/2022Important to start review process 01-Aug-2021
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/1/202110/1/20219/13/2022
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet11/1/202111/1/20216/1/2023
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet11/15/202111/15/20217/1/2023
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet1/15/20221/15/20228/1/2023* Conservative, may not be needed
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/15/20222/15/2022
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet3/1/20213/1/2021
Second Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet3/1/20213/1/2021
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/1/20224/1/20229/1/2023
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 199.0
Created at 1/18/2021 4:43 PM by Kevin Gifford
Last modified at 5/14/2023 4:07 PM by Kevin Gifford