Project Title

Configuration Object Electronic Data Sheets



Document Number


4.02 Application Support Services Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

Most, if not all software applications and devices implement the concept of reconfigurable data item containers. Containers group logically related parameters to configure a function in an atomic way. These containers are created, edited, loaded, dumped, and configuration managed by mission software tools. Currently these tools are custom per container with little/no commonality of developer and operator user interfaces. These container concepts apply equally to flight and ground data systems and missions have requested standards and tools to sopport these use case. The SOIS-App WG asserts that there would be significant mission cost savings and improvement to interoperability if a common specification language was used Since this supports interoperability across missions and agencies, CCSDS is the correct standards organization to develop the standard. This Orange book will address the use cases with a collaboration between different areas working groups to determine how best to develop these standards and ensure mission infusion.

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

Review of similar standards will be part of the book analysis. This book will form the basis any follow on books.


Book Editor


Book Editor Resources

1 mm

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

ESA resources are low level and part of ESTEC's funding for SAVOIR data sheets studies NASA resources are low level and will be in collaboration with NASA's cFS open source community UKSA funding is minimal and considered part of CCSDS meeting support


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 Bullet12/5/2022
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet11/14/2022
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/10/2023
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/17/2023
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/31/2023
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/14/2023
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/1/2023
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/5/2023
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 Bullet6/16/2023
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 1.0
Created at 10/24/2022 4:22 AM by Jonathan Wilmot
Last modified at 10/24/2022 4:22 AM by Jonathan Wilmot