International Virtual Observatory Alliance
The Simple Spectral Access (SSA) Protocol (SSAP) defines a uniform interface to remotely discover and access one dimensional spectra. SSA is a member of an integrated family of data access interfaces altogether comprising the Data Access Layer (DAL) of the IVOA. SSA is based on a more general data model capable of describing most tabular spectrophotometric data, including time series and spectral energy distributions (SEDs) as well as 1-D spectra; however the scope of the SSA interface as specified in this document is limited to simple 1-D spectra, including simple aggregations of 1-D spectra.
Simple Spectral Access Protocol
IVOA Proposed Recommendation 17 September 2007
- Interest/Working Group:
- D.Tody, M. Dolensky, J. McDowell, F. Bonnarel, T.Budavari, I.Busko, A. Micol, P.Osuna, J.Salgado, R.Thompson, F.Valdes, and the data access layer working group.
- D. Tody, M. Dolensky
This is an IVOA Proposed Recommendation made available for public review.
It is appropriate to reference this document only as a recommended standard that is under review and which may be changed before it is accepted as a full recommendation.