Specification for electronic device communication in marine environments

The aim of this thesis project, "OpenMECS" (Open Marine Electronics Communication Standard), is to produce a specification defining the protocol governing communication between electronic devices in marine environments and to produce a prototype system to prove the efficacy of the protocol specification. The specification will define data formats and communication sequencing for exchanging data between marine electronic devices. The prototype system will prove the viability of the message formats and communication sequences with two example marine electronic devices communicating with a data display using the OpenMECS standard.