Represents a physical package with a manufacturer, model, and serial number, containing one to many sensors that communicate through a single onboard data interface.
Refer to the CIAD APP Resource Model page for metadata definitions.
|Responsible Service||Instrument Management Service|
|Architecture References||CIAD MI OV Instrument and Platform Agents|
The key characteristic of an instrument device is that it is capable of reporting observed data through its interface. For example, a CTD device packages sensors for conductivity, temperature, and depth into one shell with a single data acquisition board, which communicates over a single serial port.
A device may be deployed in one location, retrieved, perhaps serviced, then deployed in another location.
An instrument device may contain other instruments, though if those instruments report their data through separate interfaces, the top-level instrument is better modeled as a platform.
References in this section point to the material that describes attributes of the resource, if any.
- DMTF Common Information Model for Device (1st page attributes for LogicalDevice)