ISO 22666:2016 defines the AOS Space Data Link Protocol in terms of:
a) the services provided to the users of this protocol;
b) the protocol data units employed by the protocol; and
c) the procedures performed by the protocol.
It does not specify:
a) individual implementations or products;
b) the implementation of service interfaces within real systems;
c) the methods or technologies required to perform the procedures; or
d) the management activities required to configure and control the protocol.