Project Title

Low-Complexity Lossless & Near-Lossless Multispectral & Hyperspectral Image Compression, Issue 2



Document Number



5.03 Data Compression Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

Green Book for CCSDS-123.0-B-2, which extends the CCSDS-123.0-B-1 (Lossless Multispectral & Hyperspectral Image Compression) to provide near-lossless compression. This compression approach targets applications requiring very high-fidelity reconstructed image data and low-complexity (i.e., fast) onboard implementation. Near-lossless compression provides a user-specified guarantee on the maximum error introduced by compression, unlike transform-based methods which work well for applications requiring very high compression ratios.

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

5 months

Prototype 1

Not Required

Prototype 1 Resources

Prototype 2

Not Required

Prototype 2 Resources

Prototype 3

Not Required

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 Bullet1/31/2018CMC-P-2017-11-006 + JAXA Condition OK
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/9/2018
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet9/10/2018
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/15/2018
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/1/2019
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/6/2019
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet11/4/2019
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet12/25/2019
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet
Second Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet12/25/2020
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 372.0
Created at 7/7/2015 11:48 AM by Kiely Aaron
Last modified at 12/28/2022 3:27 PM by Brian Oliver