July 10, 2018

Text and numeric curves are allowed to have the same name


Therefore, remember to set a proper PCF_CATEG depending on calibration curves.The new release enforces that when a curve is textual (TXF/TXP) PCF_CATEG must be set to “S”, and not “N”. MIB ICD 6.9 page 46 specifies this.
The reason is that SCOS2000 allows curves in CAF and TXF to have the same name, distinguished only by PCF_CATEG = S or N, even though this is not stated explicitly in the ICD. This is rather unusual, but in the last months, for the first time, we encountered a mission that did this.
The new release is adjusted to more strictly follow SCOS2000 in this respect.