For the revised version of the ANSI/IEEE N42.42 standard, expected to be published in 2012, additional tools are provided to assist the radiation measurement instruments manufacturers in the development of N42 compliant documents. For this version of the standard, the structure of the data is described by a new XML Schema (.xsd) 2011 file. This schema file allows XML parsers tot validate the format of instrument data files for the 2011 version of the standard: it defines the standard names for data elements and attributes, whether or not they are optional or required for each class of instrument, and the hierarchical relationships between them.
The following draft examples are developed for different types of radiation measurement instruments:
Radiation Portal Monitor (with and without alarm conditions)
Additional tools are provided for the N42 format for the 2011 revision of the ANSI/IEEE N42.42 standard. These tools include business rules. These rules have been implemented as an ISO Schematron schema that can be downloaded from here.