Price: $1,999.00

Course Number: 908
Length: 2 Days
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The Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) was formed in 1982 by the major space agencies of the world to provide a forum for discussion of common problems in the development and operation of space data systems. It is currently composed of ten member agencies, twenty-three observer agencies, and over 100 industrial associates.

Since its establishment, it has been actively developing Recommendations for data- and information-systems standards to a) reduce the cost to the various agencies of performing common data functions by eliminating unjustified project-unique design and development, and b)promote interoperability and cross support among cooperating space agencies to reduce operations costs by sharing facilities.

This course covers CCSDS’s goals and benefits, end-to-end data syetms, space data system physical interfaces, space data system functional model and recommendations.

Who Should Attend

Network managers, applications developers, product managers, sales and marketing professionals involved in managing, marketing, selling, or developing CCSDS applications and systems.


  • Introduction to CCSDS
  • Overview of the problem to solve
  • Overview of CCSDS's data- and information-system Recommendations (Blue Books)
  • Introduction to Space Protocol Stack
  • Overview of CCSDS End-to-End Data System
  • Introduction to space data system physical interface and space data system physical interface functional model


Introduction to CCSDS
  • What is CCSDS (Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems)?
  • Goal of CCSDS
  • Why CCSDS?
  • Benefits of CCSDS
  • CCSDS Organization
  • CCSDS Scope
  • CCSDS Applications
  • CCSDS Missions
  • Implementations of CCSDS
  • Telemetry and Telecommand
  • Advanced Orbiting Systems
  • Space Communications Protocol
  • CCSDS and ISO

CCSDS Services

  • Telemetry
  • Packet Telemetry
  • Telemetry Channel Coding
  • Telecommand
  • System Architecture
  • Command Delivery COP-1
  • Advanced Orbiting Systems (AOS)
  • Rationale for AOS
  • AOS Services
  • Grades of Service
  • CCSDS Space Link Extension Service Management Standards
  • Background and motivation for Space Link Extension (SLE) Service Management (SM)
  • SLE-SM context
    • Spacecraft command and telemetry data over SLE transfer services
    • Spacecraft command and telemetry data over other (non-SLE) communication paths
    • Service management transactions
    • Complex-internal equipment control and monitoring
    • MDOS-internal coordination
  • CCSDS SLE-SM specification overview
  • SLE-SM information model
  • SLE-SM transactions
  • Representation of the associated management information in XML schema
  • CCSDS SLE-SM Resource Model
  • RF and modulation
  • Baseband bitstream
  • Space link data units
  • Utilization Management and Complex Management Roles
  • International prototyping efforts: status and plans
  • CCSDS Telecommand (COP-1): Detailed Information
  • CCSDS Telecommand (COP-1): Technical Specifications
  • Case Study: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) CSSXP
  • XML/SOAP/HTTP/SQL/JDBC/Oracle-based CM prototype
  • SLE-SM front-end to existing Deep Space Network (DSN) TT&C scheduling and configuration system
Space Data System Physical Interfaces
  • Space Platform to Data Sources
  • Ground Support to Space Platform
  • Project Activity to Ground Support
  • Data Archiving to Project Activity
  • Space Data System Functional Model
  • CCSDS Compliance
Current Space Protocol Stack
  • Defined by CCSDS
  • Space Applications
  • Space File Transfer
  • Space End-to-End Reliability
  • Space End-to-End Security
  • Space Networking
  • Space Link
  • Space Channel Coding
  • Space Wireless Frequency and Modulation
  • Network layer
  • Space Communication Protocol Standards (SCPS)
  • IPSec for end-to-end security
  • SCPS extensions and TCP for end-to-end reliability
  • FTP, SCPS extensions and CFDP provide file transfer mechanisms
  • Mars Communication Protocol Stack
  • Overview of XML and SOAP
CCSDS Recommendations Overview
  • Telemetry Channel Coding
  • Packet Telemetry
  • Packet Telemetry Service Specification
  • Lossless Data Compression
  • Telecommand Part 1-Channel Service
  • Telecommand Part 2-Data Routing Service
  • Telecommand Part 2.1-Command Operation Procedures
  • Telecommand Part 3-Data Management Service
  • Time Code Formats
  • CCSDS Global Spacecraft Identification Field Code Assignment
  • Control Procedures
  • Radio Frequency and Modulation Systems-Part 1: Earth Stations and Spacecraft
  • Radio Metric and Orbit Data
  • Standard Formatted Data Units-Structure and Construction Rules
  • Standard Formatted Data Units-Structure and Construction Rules
  • Standard Formatted Data Units-Referencing Environment
  • Standard Formatted Data Units-Control Authority Procedures
  • Standard Formatted Data Units-Control Authority Data Structures
  • Parameter Value Language Specification
  • ASCII Encoded English
  • The Data Description Language EAST Specification (CCSD0010)
  • Data Entity Dictionary Specification Language (DEDSL)-Abstract Syntax
  • Data Entity Dictionary Specification Language (DEDSL)-PVL Syntax
  • Advanced Orbiting Systems, Networks and Data Links: Architectural Specification
  • Space Communication Protocol Specification (SCPS) for Network
  • Protocol (SCPS-NP), Security Protocol (SCPS-SP), Transport
  • Protocol (SCPS-TP), and File Protocol (SCPS-FP)
  • Cross Support Reference Model-Part 1: Space Link Extension Services

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