Project Title

Produce Blue Book for SCC Codes


Document Number



5.02 Space Link Coding and Synchronization Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

Objective of this project is to produce a new TM channel coding blue book for SCC Codes.
This project has been created splitting into 3 projects the original task of adding three new codes with the following areas of applicability :
- LDPCC, applicable to science missions
- SCCC, applicable to Earth Exploration Satellites (EES) Missions for data rates above 100 Mbaud
- DVB-S2 code, applicable to EES Missions for data rates up to 150 Mbaud

Applicable Patents

Patent issues have been identified but appropriate ISO forms have not yet been signed. The WG requests a waiver to begin work on this project. (justify in comments). ISO forms must be secured prior to the first formal Agency review.

Patent Comments

United States Patent  6,023,783 Hybrid concatenated codes and iterative decoding. US7239668 + US7123663 Coded Digital Modulation method for Communication System

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Book Editor

Book Editor Resources

Prototype 1

Prototype 1 Resources

Prototype 2

Prototype 2 Resources

Prototype 3

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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.)
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
Project ApprovedOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/20/2008Original Project Date before Splitting
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet11/30/2008Comments requested on version CCSDS 131.2-O-1 "Flexible Serially Concatenated Convolutional Turbo Codes with Near-Shannon Bound Performance for Telemetry Applications" Orange Book. Issue 1. September 2007.
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet12/20/2008Discussion based on Orange Book at Spring 2009 Meeting.
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet1/15/2009
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/15/2009
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/15/2009Red Book submitted to AD and SLS Area Director.
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/15/2009Blocked since Nov 09 because of an unresolved licence for a JPL patent
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/15/2009Deadline for Agency RIDFs to CCSDS 131.2-R-1
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet7/15/2009RIDs and document with CCSDS Editor
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet8/15/2009
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet9/15/2009Agreed to do Agency Review #2 timely for Fall 2011 Meeting
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/20/2009
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet5/15/2009
Second Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet6/15/2009
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet11/20/2009Document added to CCSDS Publications Area
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 49.0
Created at 11/16/2009 6:41 PM by Calzolari Gian Paolo
Last modified at 4/8/2013 11:18 PM by CCSDS Tech Support