Specialist Task Force 429:
Test Specifications for the Interoperability of Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
Who we are:
Team Leader: Sebastian Mueller
Team Members: Andras Kovacs
What we do:
created to develop interoperability standards for the maritime Digital Selective
Calling (DSC) protocol that is outlined in ITU-R M.493. ETSI TG26 has already
developed a series of product standards for each class of DSC with the EN300 338
This STF is taking the requirements of each of the ETSI class
standards and writing a complete series of interoperability
tests that may be used to demonstrate functional compliance
between compatible equipment.
For more details, see our
Terms of Reference
Why we do it:
Significant changes have been made recently to the operational and user
interface requirements for DSC. Whilst the ETSI DSC class standards give the
exact requirements in a text based format, it was considered extremely
beneficial to equipment designers and software developers to also have a
parallel set of functional interoperability standards.
How we do it:
The STF experts work in collaboration with the ETSI TG26 Maritime committee in a
series of work sessions planned through summer and autumn of 2011.
primary output of the STF will be a set of interop standards (Test Descriptions)
for each class of DSC. Each of these will be directly related to a part of the
EN300 338 multipart standard.
will also be a general requirements catalogue covering all classes of DSC.
standards are scheduled for approval in November 2011 at ETSI ERM#45.
drafts will be presented to ETSI ERM#44 in July.
How to contact us:
details of the STF leader and the STF experts are given above.
This information is based upon STF working assumptions.
The views expressed do not necessarily represent the position of ETSI in this
Last updated: 2011-04-28 16:42:54