Acronyms

The following informative table shows acronym definitions from various C-ITS standards. Note that duplicate definitions are not displayed.
Last modification on December 9th, 2014.

Acronym Definition Standard

ACH

Auxiliary Channel

ISO 21215

ADU

Application Data Unit

ISO 21217

API

Application Programming Interface

ISO 21217

APN

Access point name

ISO 21218

ARCP

Application Requirements for selection of Communication Profiles

ISO 17419

BC-VCI

VCI for transmission to the broadcast MAC address

ISO 21218

BSMD

Bounded Secured Managed Domain

ISO 21217

BSME

Bounded Secured Managed Entity

ISO 21217

CAL

Communication Adaptation Layer

ISO 21217

CALM

Communications Access for Land Mobiles

ISO 21217

CCH

Control Channel

ISO 21215

CI

Communication Interface

ISO 21217

CIC

communication interface class

ISO 21218

CIID

CI / VCI Identifier presented in a 64-bit EUI field

ISO 21218

C-ITS

Cooperative ITS

ISO 21217

CM

Communication Module

ISO 21215

CPSP

Communication Profile Selection Process

ISO 17423

CRO

Communication Requirements and Objectives

ISO 17423

CSP

Communication Service Parameter

ISO 17423

CSP_AvgADUrate

Communication service parameter "Average ADU generation rate"

ISO 17423

CSP_CommDistance

Communication service parameter "Communication distance"

ISO 17423

CSP_DataConfidentiality

Communication service parameter "Need for data confidentiality"

ISO 17423

CSP_DataIntegrity

Communication service parameter "Need for data integrity"

ISO 17423

CSP_DestinationDomain

Communication service parameter "Destination domain"

ISO 17423

CSP_DestinationType

Communication service parameter "Destination type"

ISO 17423

CSP_Directivity

Communication service parameter "Directivity"

ISO 17423

CSP_ExpFlowLifetime

Communication service parameter "Expected flow lifetime"

ISO 17423

CSP_FlowType

Communication service parameter "Flow type"

ISO 17423

CSP_LogicalChannelType

Communication service parameter "Logical channel"

ISO 17423

CSP_MaxADU

Communication service parameter "Maximum ADU size"

ISO 17423

CSP_MaxLat

Communication service parameter "Maximum allowed latency"

ISO 17423

CSP_MaxPrio

Communication service parameter "Maximum priority"

ISO 17423

CSP_MinThP

Communication service parameter "Minimum throughput"

ISO 17423

CSP_NonRepudiation

Communication service parameter "Need for non-repudiation"

ISO 17423

CSP_PortNo

Communication service parameter "Port Number"

ISO 17423

CSP_Protocol

Communication service parameter "Protocol requirements"

ISO 17423

CSP_Resilience

Communication service parameter "Resilience"

ISO 17423

CSP_SessionCont

Communication service parameter "Session continuity"

ISO 17423

CSP_SourceAuthentication

Communication service parameter "Source authentication"

ISO 17423

ctx

FSAP message type for service context messages (CTX)

ISO 24102-5

CTX

Service context message PDU

ISO 24102-5

DLL

Data link layer

ISO 21218

DNI

Distinct null identifier

ISO 21218

DSRC

Dedicated Short Range Communication

ISO 21217

EUI

Extended universal identifier

ISO 21218

EUI-64

64-bit EUI

ISO 21218

FA

name of interface between ITS-S facilities layer and ITS-S application entity

ISO 21217

FlowID

ITS station Flow Identifier

ISO 24102-6

FlowTypeID

ITS station Flow Type Identifier

ISO 24102-6

FMT-ID

FSAP Message Type Identifier

ISO 24102-5

FNTP

Fast networking & transport protocol

ISO 29281-1

FSA

Fast service advertisement

ISO 24102-5

FSAP

FSA protocol

ISO 24102-5

GCMA

Global Classification and Management of ITS Applications

ISO 17419

IANA

Internet Assigned Numbers Authority

ISO 17419

IAT

International Atomic Time

ISO 18750

ICS

Implementation Conformance Statement

ISO 18750

IEEE

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

ISO 17419

IETF

Internet Engineering Task Force

ISO 17419

IIC

ITS-S Internal management Communications

ISO 24102-4

IICA

IIC Agent

ISO 24102-4

IICM

IIC Manager

ISO 24102-4

IICP

ITS station-internal management communications protocol, see [4]

ISO 17423

IICP

ITS-S Internal management Communications Protocol

ISO 24102-4

IN

name of interface between ITS-S access layer and ITS-S networking & transport layer

ISO 21217

IN-SAP

Communication SAP as offered by the CAL to the ITS-S networking & transport layer

ISO 21218

IP

Internet Protocol

ISO 21217

IPv6

IP version 6

ISO 21217

IR

Infra-Red 

ISO 21217

ITS

Intelligent Transport Systems

ISO 21217

ITS-AID

ITS Application Identifier

ISO 17419

ITS-AOOID

Application Object Owner (designer) Identifier

ISO 17419

ITS-APDU

ITS Station Access layer Protocol Data Unit

ISO 21217

ITS-ASDU

ITS Station Access layer Service Data Unit

ISO 21217

ITS-FlowTypeID

ITS Flow Type Identifier

ISO 17419

ITS-FPDU

ITS Station Facility layer Protocol Data Unit

ISO 21217

ITS-FSDU

ITS Station Facility layer Service Data Unit

ISO 21217

ITS-LCH

ITS Logical Channel

ISO 17419

ITS-LCHID

ITS Logical Channel Identifier

ISO 17419

ITS-MsgSetID

ITS Message Set Identifier

ISO 17419

ITS-MSOID

ITS Message Set Owner Identifier

ISO 17419

ITS-NTPDU

ITS Station Networking & Transport layer Protocol Data Unit

ISO 21217

ITS-NTSDU

ITS Station Networking & Transport layer Service Data Unit

ISO 21217

ITS-PN

ITS Port Number

ISO 17419

ITS-PR

ITS policy region

ISO 17419

ITS-PRID

ITS-PR Identifier

ISO 17419

ITS-RR

ITS Regulatory Region

ISO 17419

ITS-RRID

ITS Regulatory Region Identifier

ISO 17419

ITS-S

ITS Station 

ISO 21217

ITS-S AP

ITS Station Application Process

ISO 24102-6

ITS-S-APDID

ITS-S Application Process Developer Identifier

ISO 17419

ITS-S-APP

ITS-S application Process Provisioner

ISO 17419

ITS-S-APPID

ITS-S Application Process Provider Identifier

ISO 17419

ITS-SCP

ITS station communication profile

ISO 17423

ITS-S-CPID

ITS-S communication profile Identifier

ISO 17419

ITS-SCPS

ITS station communication protocol stack

ISO 17423

ITS-SCU

ITS-S Communication Unit

ISO 21217

ITS-SCU-CMC

ITS-SCU Configuration Management Centre

ISO 17419

ITS-SCU-CMCID

ITS-SCU-CMD Identifier

ISO 17419

ITS-SCUID

ITS-SCU Identifier

ISO 17419

ITS-SecAlgID

ITS Security Algorithm Identifier

ISO 17419

ITS-SEMID

ITS Station Equipment Manufacturer Identifier

ISO 17419

ITS-S-FSID

ITS-S Facilities layer Service Identifier

ISO 17419

ITS-SI

Intelligent Transport System Station Information

ISO 21215

ITS-SP

ITS-S port

ISO 29281-1

ITS-SSI

ITS Station State Information

ISO 24102-1

ITS-SU

ITS-S Unit

ISO 21217

ITS-SUID

ITS-SU Identifier

ISO 17419

ITS-SU-UID

ITS-SU User Identifier

ISO 17419

IUT

Implementation Under Test

ISO 18750

IVN

In-Vehicle Network

ISO 21217

LCH

Logical Channel

ISO 21217

LDM

Local Dynamic Map

ISO 18750

LDM-DAT

LDM Data Attribute Type

ISO 18750

LDM-DATID

LDM-DAT Identifier

ISO 18750

LDM-DD

LDM Data Dictionary

ISO 18750

LDM-DT

LDM Data Type

ISO 18750

LDM-DTID

LDM-DT Identifier

ISO 18750

LocalCIID

CIID of a local CI

ISO 21218

LSB

Least significant bit

ISO 21218

LTE

Long Term Evolution

ISO 21217

M5-parameter

Parameter of a CALM M5 CI / VCI specified in ISO 21215

ISO 21215

MA

Name of the interface between the ITS-S management entity and ITS-S applications

ISO 21217

MAC

Medium Access Control Sub-layer

ISO 21215

MAC-48

48 bit MAC address

ISO 21218

MA-COMMAND

command issued by the ITS-S management entity and sent to the ITS-S application entity via the MA-SAP

ISO 24102-3

MAE

Management Adaptation Entity

ISO 21217

MAE

Management adaptation entity

ISO 21218

MAP

Name of an ITS message set used to carry information on digital maps covering the area of intersections.

ISO 21217

MA-REQUEST

command issued by the ITS-S management entity and sent to the ITS-S security entity via the MA-SAP

ISO 24102-3

MC-VCI

VCI for transmission to a multicast (group) MAC address

ISO 21218

MF

Name of the interface between the ITS-S management entity and the ITS-S facilities layer

ISO 21217

MF-COMMAND

command issued by the ITS-S management entity and sent to the ITS-S facilities layer via the MF-SAP

ISO 24102-3

MF-REQUEST

command issued by the ITS-S facilities layer and sent to the ITS-S management entity via the MF-SAP

ISO 24102-3

MI

Name of the interface between the ITS-S management entity and the ITS-S access layer

ISO 21217

MIB

Management Information Base

ISO 21217

MI-COMMAND

command issued by the ITS-S management entity and sent to the ITS-S access layer via the MI-SAP

ISO 24102-3

MI-GET

command issued by the ITS-S management entity in order to get the value of one or several CI parameters; it is sent via the MI-SAP to the ITS-S access layer

ISO 24102-3

MI-parameter

Parameter of a CI or virtual CI (VCI) specified in ISO 21218

ISO 21215

MI-REQUEST

command issued by the ITS-S access layer and sent to the ITS-S management entity via the MI-SAP

ISO 24102-3

MI-SAP

Management SAP as offered by the ITS-S management towards the MAE

ISO 21218

MI-SET

command issued by the ITS-S management entity in order to set the value of one or several CI parameters. It is sent via the MI-SAP to the ITS-S access layer

ISO 24102-3

MN

Name of the interface between the ITS-S management entity and the ITS-S networking & transport layer

ISO 21217

MN-COMMAND

command issued by the ITS-S management entity and sent to the ITS-S networking & transport layer via the MN-SAP

ISO 24102-3

MN-REQUEST

command issued by the ITS-S networking & transport layer and sent to the ITS-S management entity via the MN-SAP

ISO 24102-3

MS

Name of the interface between the ITS-S management entity and the ITS-S security entity

ISO 21217

MSB

Most significant bit

ISO 21218

MS-COMMAND

command issued by the ITS-S management entity and sent to the ITS-S security entity via the MS-SAP

ISO 24102-3

MS-REQUEST

command issued by the ITS-S security entity and sent to the ITS-S management entity via the MS-SAP

ISO 24102-3

NF

Name of the interface between the ITS-S networking & transport layer and the ITS-S facilities layer

ISO 21217

NoO

Notification of Obligations

ISO 18750

OBU

On-board unit
NOTE Term used for DSRC [14]

ISO 21218

OoT

Obligation of Trust

ISO 18750

OSI

Open system interconnection

ISO 21218

OUI

Organizational universal identifier

ISO 21218

PathID

ITS station Path Identifier

ISO 24102-6

PCH

Physical Channel

ISO 21217

PDM

Probe Data Management. Name of an ITS message set. 

ISO 21217

PDU

Protocol Data Unit

ISO 21217

PDUs

Protocol Data Units

ISO 24102-1

PHY

Physical layer for microwave communications

ISO 21215

PIN

Personal identification number

ISO 21218

PMI

Privilege Management Infrastructure

ISO 18750

POI

Point of Interest

ISO 21217

PVD

Probe Vehicle Data. Name of an ITS message set.

ISO 21217

QoS

Quality of Service

ISO 21215

QoS

Quality of Service

ISO 24102-1

R_ConnectRate

"Maximum rate per connection" rule

ISO 17423

R_ConnectTimeRate

"Maximum rate per connection time" rule

ISO 17423

R_DataUnitRate

"Maximum rate per data unit" rule

ISO 17423

R_FlatRate

"Flat Rate" rule

ISO 17423

R_StationAnonymity

"Need for station anonymity" rule

ISO 17423

R_StationAuthentication

"Support of station authentication" rule

ISO 17423

R_StationLocationPrivacy

"Need for station location privacy" rule

ISO 17423

RemoteCIID

CIID of a VCI enabling MAC groupcast transmissions and MAC unicast communication

ISO 21218

REQN

Request message PDU, no response message PDU expected

ISO 24102-5

REQRES

Request or response message PDU out of the set REQW, REQN, RES

ISO 24102-5

REQW

Request message PDU, response message PDU expected

ISO 24102-5

RES

Response message PDU, acknowledging a REQW

ISO 24102-5

RI

Regulatory Information

ISO 24102-1

RMC

Remote Management Client

ISO 24102-2

RMCH

Remote Management Communication Handler

ISO 24102-2

RMPE

Remote Management Protocol Execution

ISO 24102-2

RMS

Remote Management Server

ISO 24102-2

RSMP

Remote ITS-station Management Protocol

ISO 24102-2

RX/TX-CI

CI capable of operating in receive and transmit mode

ISO 21218

RX-CI

CI capable of operating in receive mode only

ISO 21218

RX-VCI

VCI for reception

ISO 21218

SA

Name of the interface between the ITS-S security entity and ITS-S applications

ISO 21217

SA-COMMAND

command issued by the ITS-S security entity and sent to the ITS-S application entity via the SA-SAP

ISO 24102-3

SAE

Security adaptation entity

ISO 21218

SAL

ITS Station Access Layer

ISO 24102-6

sam

Fast message type for service advertisement message (SAM)

ISO 24102-5

SAM

Service advertisement message PDU

ISO 24102-5

SAO

Signed Acceptance of Obligations

ISO 18750

SAP

Service Access Point

ISO 21217

SA-REQUEST

command issued by the ITS-S application entity and sent to the ITS-S security entity via the SA-SAP

ISO 24102-3

SCH

Service Channel

ISO 21215

SDU

Service Data Unit

ISO 21217

SF

Name of the interface between the ITS-S security entity and the ITS-S facilities layer

ISO 21217

SF-COMMAND

command issued by the ITS-S security entity and sent to the ITS-S facilities layer via the SF-SAP

ISO 24102-3

SFL

ITS Station Facilities Layer

ISO 24102-6

SF-REQUEST

command issued by the ITS-S facilities layer and sent to the ITS-S security entity via the SF-SAP

ISO 24102-3

SI

Name of the interface between the ITS-S security entity and the ITS-S access layer

ISO 21217

SI-COMMAND

command issued by the ITS-S security entity and sent to the ITS-S access layer via the SI-SAP

ISO 24102-3

SIM

Subscriber identity module

ISO 21218

SIP

Service initialization phase

ISO 24102-5

SI-REQUEST

command issued by the ITS-S access layer and sent to the ITS-S security entity via the SI-SAP

ISO 24102-3

SME

ITS Station Management Entity

ISO 24102-6

SMIB

Security Management Information Base

ISO 21217

SN

Name of the interface between the ITS-S security entity and the ITS-S networking & transport layer

ISO 21217

SNAP

Sub-network access protocol

ISO 21218

SN-COMMAND

command issued by the ITS-S security entity and sent to the ITS-S networking & transport layer via the SN-SAP

ISO 24102-3

SN-REQUEST

command issued by the ITS-S networking & transport layer and sent to the ITS-S security entity via the SN-SAP

ISO 24102-3

SNTL

ITS Station Networking & Transport layer

ISO 24102-6

SOA

Service Oriented Architecture

ISO 21217

SOP

Service operation phase

ISO 24102-5

SPaT

Signal Phase and Timing. Name of an ITS message set.

ISO 21217

SRM

Signal Request Message. Name of an ITS message set. 

ISO 21217

SSM

Signal Status Message. Name of an ITS message set.

ISO 21217

SUT

System Under Test

ISO 18750

TAI

Temps Atomique International

ISO 21218

TDMA

Time division multiple access

ISO 21218

TOPO

Name of an ITS message set used to carry information on digital maps covering the area of intersections.

ISO 21217

TPEG

Transport Protocol Experts Group

ISO 18750

TX-CI

CI capable of operating in transmit mode only, either broadcast or multicast

ISO 21218

TX-VCI

VCI for unicast transmission

ISO 21218

UC-VCI

VCI for reception from and transmission to a unicast MAC address

ISO 21218

UMTS

Universal Mobile Telecommunication System

ISO 21217

UTC

Temps Universel Coordonné / Coordinated Universal Time

ISO 21218

VCI

Virtual communication interface

ISO 21218

WAVE

Wireless access in vehicular environments 

ISO 21218

 



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