Indicates if the samples are from an alive DataWriter or not.
For each instance, the middleware internally maintains an instance state. The instance state can be:
ALIVE_INSTANCE_STATE indicates that (a) samples have been received for the instance, (b) there are alive DataWriter entities writing the instance, and (c) the instance has not been explicitly disposed (or else more samples have been received after it was disposed).
If OWNERSHIP is set to EXCLUSIVE_OWNERSHIP_QOS, then the instance state becomes NOT_ALIVE_DISPOSED_INSTANCE_STATE only if the DataWriter that “owns” the instance explicitly disposes it. The instance state becomes ALIVE_INSTANCE_STATE again only if the DataWriter that owns the instance writes it.
If OWNERSHIP is set to SHARED_OWNERSHIP_QOS, then the instance state becomes NOT_ALIVE_DISPOSED_INSTANCE_STATE if any DataWriter explicitly disposes the instance. The instance state becomes ALIVE_INSTANCE_STATE as soon as any DataWriter writes the instance again.
Instance is currently in existence.
Not alive disposed instance. The instance has been disposed by a DataWriter.