Experiences in validating mil std 1553 remote terminals
For example, change notice 2 in 1986 changed the title of the document from "Aircraft internal time division command/response multiplex data bus" to "Digital time division command/response multiplex data bus".The MIL-STD-1553 standard is now maintained by both the U. Department of Defense and the Aerospace branch of the Society of Automotive Engineers.Hardware and software had to be redesigned for each new application.The primary goal of the 1553B was to provide flexibility without creating new designs for each new user.Can tec 8 Stratheam Ave., Unit 18 Brampton, Ontario Canada L6T4L9 Telephone: (416)791-5922 Fax: (416) 791-7940 553 ILC DATA DEVICE CORPORATION wm signer's Guide THIRD EDITION Mll-STD-1553 DESIGNER'S GUIDE THIRD EDITION BOB ILC DATA DEVICE CORPORATION c 105 Wilbur Place, Bohemia, New York 11716 (51 6) 567-5600 • FAX: (51 6) 567-7358 First Edition (13,500) 1982 Second Printing (10,000) 1983 Third Printing (10,000) 1984 Fourth Printing (10,000) 1986 Second Edition (10,000) 1987 Second Printing (10,000) 1988 Third Edition (10,000) 1990 ©1982, ILC Data Device Corporation The publisher thanks the U. Air Force Systems Command for use of "MIL-STD-1553 Multiplex Applications Handbook" in producing this Designer's Guide.MIL-STD-1553 has become the standard its proponents had hoped it would be.It is included to provide two things: 1) a complete copy of MIL-STD-1553B as a reference, and 2) a section by section commentary on the whys and wherefores of the spec. Air Force for allowing us to use portions of their Handbook. We also accept full responsibility for any errors that may have crept in or important material that may have been omitted.
Failures can result from marginal components, improper selection of components, incorrect usage of components, poor part layout and deficient software.
Although MIL-STD-1553 has been around for almost 20 years and is well supported today, our experience in testing over the last five and a half years confirms the need for validation testing.
Validation testing verifies the compliance of a terminal's interface with MIL-STD-1553.
This was accomplished by specifying the electrical interfaces explicitly so that electrical compatibility between designs by different manufacturers could be assured.
Six change notices to the standard have been published since 1978.