BS EN 61162-3:2008+A2:2014 - Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems. Digital interfaces. Serial data instrument network

BS EN 61162-3:2008+A2:2014

Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems. Digital interfaces. Serial data instrument network

Status : Current, Under review   Published : January 2009



This part of IEC 61162 is based upon the NMEA 2000 standard. The NMEA 2000 standard contains the requirements for the minimum implementation of a serial-data communications network to interconnect marine electronic equipment onboard vessels. Equipment designed to this standard will have the ability to share data, including commands and status, with other compatible equipment over a single signalling channel.

Data messages are transmitted as a series of data frames, each with robust error check confirmed frame delivery and guaranteed latency times. As the actual data content of a data frame is at best 50 % of the transmitted bits, this standard is primarily intended to support relatively brief data messages, which may be periodic, transmitted as needed, or on-demand by use of query commands. Typical data includes discrete parameters such as position latitude and longitude, GPS status values, steering commands to autopilots, finite parameter lists such as waypoints, and moderately sized blocks of data such as electronic chart database updates. This standard is not necessarily intended to support high-bandwidth applications such as radar, electronic chart or other video data, or other intensive database or file transfer applications.

This standard defines all of the pertinent layers of the International Standards Organisation Open Systems Interconnect (ISO/OSI) model, from the application layer to the physical layer, necessary to implement the required IEC 61162‑3 network functionality.

This standard defines data formats, network protocol, and the minimum physical layer necessary for devices to interface. SOLAS applications shall employ redundant designs (for instance dual networks, redundant network interface circuits) to reduce the impact of single point failures. The NMEA 2000 standard provides the fundamental tools and methods to support redundant equipment, buses and messaging. Specific shipboard installation designs are beyond the scope of this standard, however some guidance is given in Annex A.

Relationships between IEC 61162‑1 sentences and IEC 61162‑3 parameter group numbers are given in Annex B.

Standard NumberBS EN 61162-3:2008+A2:2014
TitleMaritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems. Digital interfaces. Serial data instrument network
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 January 2009
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)NMEA 2000 Appendix B, NMEA 2000 Appendix A, NMEA 2000 Appendix C, ISO 11783-3, ISO 11783, IEC 60945, NMEA 2000 Appendix D, ISO 11783-5:2001/Technical Corrigendum 1:2002, Sea (SOLAS) 1974, ISO 11783-5:2001, NMEA 2000:2013, IMO International Convention for the Safety of Life at
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 11898-2:2003, NMEA 2000 Appendix H, SAE J1939, ISO 11898-1:2003
International RelationshipsIEC 61162-3:2008/AMD2:2014,EN 61162-3 Amd 2 (09/14) IEC A
Amended ByAmendment, October 2014; Amendment, September 2010
Draft Superseded By13/30290960 DC
DescriptorsInterfaces (data processing), Navigation, Digital signals, Water transport engineering, Communication equipment, Data representation, Data transfer, Data transmission, Radio equipment, Radionavigation, Communication networks, Marine navigation, Marine instruments, Telecommunication systems
Title in FrenchMatériels et systèmes de navigation et de radiocommunication maritimes. Interfaces numériques. Réseau par liaison de données série d'instruments
Title in GermanNavigations- und Funkkommunikationsgeräte und -systeme für die Seeschifffahrt. Digitale Schnittstellen. Serielles Dateninstrumentenetz
ISBN978 0 580 84484 3
File Size1.231 MB

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