1      Definition

A region of the Universe.

2      Functional Requirements

A U-Location is the space of the Universe that may be composed of separated and possibly contiguous U-Locations.

3      Syntax


4      Semantics

Label Size Deacription
Header N1 Bytes U-Location Header
– Standard 9 Bytes The characters “MMM-BUL-V”
– Version N2 Bytes Major version – 1 or 2 Bytes
– Dot-separator 1 Byte The character “.”
– Subversion N3 Bytes Minor version – 1 or 2 Bytes
UEnvironmentID N4 Bytes The ID of an administratively Identified portion of Universe
ULocationID N5 Bytes Identifier of U-Location.
ULocationElements[] N6 Bytes Collection of elements composing U-Location.
– ULocationID N7 Bytes ID of U-Location Element.
– ULocationFormatID N8 Bytes ID of ULocation Format
– Spatial Attitude N9 Bytes Spatial Attitude of M-Space element.
DescrMetadata N10 Bytes Descriptive Metadata.

5      Data Formats

Formats for identifying U-Locations are required.

6      To Respondents

MPAI requests

  1. Comments on Functional Requirements of U-Location.
  2. Proposals of U-Location Formats for inclusion in the future Data Types, Formats, and Attributes