[Smwg] Facility Identifier (or StationRef?)

John Pietras john.pietras at gst.com
Wed Oct 29 18:08:10 UTC 2014

CSTSWG and CSSMWG colleagues ---
The CSTS SFW defines (in section the service-instance-identifier as comprising 4 components, one of which is "the facility identifier as defined by the service package specified in references [2] and [1]", where reference 1 is the SCCS SM Service Request and Service Package Data Formats Recommended Standard that the CSSMWG is currently developing.

As far as I know, we in the CSSMWG have not progressed the content of the book to specifically identify a "facility identifier". However, the Simple Schedule Format book that is working its way through CESG and CMC approval for Red-1 release does define a stationRef parameter (defined as "The ground station or relay satellite to which the scheduled activity applies")  that appears to contain the same type of identification intended by the CSTS SFW's facility identifier. So in SM we have adopted the concept of associating the delivery of services with a specific facility or station. We in the CSSMWG need to make sure that this identification is also present in the Service Package format (schema) defined in the SCCS SM Service Request and Service Package Data Formats Blue Book.

Assuming that will happen, I recommend that we adopt a common term across all three books (CSTS SFW, Simple Schedule, and  Service Request/Service Package). As noted above, CSTS SFW uses 'facility identifier" and the Simple Schedule book uses "stationRef". I personally don't have any preference for one or the other, just a belief that a single name should be used for simplicity and clarity.

Best regards,

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