INCITS Technical Report for Information Technology – Fibre Channel – Avionics Environment – Anonymous Subscriber Messaging – Amendment 1 (FC-AE-ASM/AM1)
|Publication Date:||1 January 2008|
Fibre Channel Avionics Environment (FC-AE), report number INCITS TR-31-2002, is a group of protocols and profiles that specify Fibre Channel options for devices connected by fabric and/or loop topologies that are pertinent to their use in commercial and military aerospace industries. The primary areas of interest include avionic command, control, instrumentation, simulation, signal processing, and sensor/video data distribution. These application areas are characterized by a variety of requirements, among them a need for high reliability, fault tolerance, and deterministic behavior to support real-time control/response.
The FC-AE-2 working group determined that it was best to allow profiles defined in the FC-AE technical report to be updated independently. This technical report is the first update to the FC-AE-ASM/AM1 protocol since FC-AE was released. This technical report is recommended for new designs, but does not obsolete clause 4.1 in INCITS TR-31-2002.
The primary objective of this technical report is to maximize the likelihood of interoperability between conforming implementations. This technical report Prohibits or Requires features that are optional and Prohibits the use of some non-optional features in the referenced ANSI/INCITS standards.
A second objective of this technical report is to simplify implementations and their associated documentation, testing, and support requirements. This technical report does not define internal characteristics of conformant implementations. This technical report incorporates features from the referenced ANSI/INCITS standards.