Project Title

XML Specification for Electronic Data Sheets for Onboard Devices and Software Components



Document Number



4.02 Application Support Services Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

An Electronic Data Sheet for an onboard devices electronically describes: - Device-specific Access Protocol: how to access the device using SOIS subnetwork services; - Functional Interface: how to access the functions provided by the device, virtualised from the access method (e.g. using engineering units rather than raw values) - Device Abstraction Control Procedure: mapping the Functional Interface onto the Device-specific Access Protocol - Ancillary Information: text, figures etc. The book describes the structure and required elements within an Electronic Data Sheet, independent of any particular technology

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

Book Editor: Stuart Fowell 0.3 FTE ESA, 0.3 FTE NASA, 0.1 FTE AFRL, 0.1 FTE UKSA,

Prototype 1


Prototype 1 Resources

Covered by ESA ESTEC prototyping. This will consist of selecting typical AOCS devices and ensuring that all information necessary to develop the SOIS DAS and DVS related services can be defined using the specified profile. Auto coding of software will add an additional verification but it is not considered necessary to validate the book.

Prototype 2


Prototype 2 Resources

Covered by NASA GSFC

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.)
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
Project ApprovedOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/23/2012
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet9/1/2012
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/1/2012
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet11/1/2012
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/1/2013Include test plans
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/1/2013
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet7/1/2013
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet8/1/2013
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/1/2013
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet11/1/2013
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet11/1/2013
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/1/2014
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/1/2014
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet4/1/2013
Second Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet10/1/2013
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/30/2014
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 460.0
Created at 4/25/2012 10:33 AM by Fowell Stuart
Last modified at 5/1/2019 5:49 PM by Brian Oliver