Represents a reference designator within an observatory, designated for the deployment of functionally equivalent platform devices, with geospatial and temporal bounds.
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|Responsible Service||Observatory Management Service|
|Aliases||Logical Platform; Platform Site|
|Other References||Resource Spec for Site|
|Comments||Represents a location and slot in an Observatory for a platform of a defined model.|
A logical platform is a virtual or conceptual representation of a series of platforms in the same place over time. Use Cases include obtaining a time series of data from a given 'platform site', where different platforms have occupied the site over time, or getting the current information for a given platform site without worrying about which individual platform occupies it.
As individual physical platforms are swapped out operationally (e.g., replaced with their successor after a period of operations), this concept links all the information from all the platforms of that type/location, across all of those deployments. This if platform A(1) is replaced by A(2) and then A(3) at a particular location X, the logical platform PlatformLogical-A-X captures the time series of data sets across the successive deployments.
Similarly to Site, The concept of Platform Logical typically generalizes an individual, concrete platform, to cover a different time period or representation than any single Platform Device instance represents. The association between actual platforms and logical platforms is made as a function of time: Only one platform can act as the logical platform at any given time.
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