Project Title

AOS Space Data Link Protocol Issue 3: 5-year Review + SDLS Rqmt



Document Number



5.04 Space Link Protocols Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

The existing AOS Space Data Link protocol has not been reviewed since 2006 and therefore it is overdue per CCSDS rules to be reviewed. A set of pink sheets were agreed in 2008 and then frozen. Nowadays there is a new requirement from the emerging Space Data Link Security Protocol to be correctly referenced, so that users know how to implement security if desired.

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

.1 FTE from July 2012 through Oct 2013

Prototype 1

Not Required

Prototype 1 Resources

This project is adding no new feature requiring prototypes. The optional Space Data Link Security Section was added to this book - The SDLS protocol will be prototyped and book kept in the SDLS WG not in this WG ,which only supplies the link layer protocols.

Prototype 2

Not Required

Prototype 2 Resources

This project is adding no new feature requiring prototypes.

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 Bullet7/2/2012
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/29/2012
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet8/15/2012
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet9/17/2012
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet11/21/2012
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet12/19/2012
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet1/16/2013
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/13/2013PRP 13-18–21
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/20/2013Deadline 2013-12-17
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/1/2013
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet4/17/2013
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/1/2013Do not anticipate the need
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/3/2013Do not anticipate the need
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet1/8/2013Prototype development not required
Second Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet3/4/2013Prototype development not required
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/12/2013Approved CMC Poll
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 212.0
Created at 5/25/2012 7:20 PM by Kazz Greg
Last modified at 10/3/2015 11:44 PM by CCSDS Tech Support