MIL-STD-1553B Digital Time Division Command/Response Multiplex Data Bus

Authored by: Chris deLong

Industrial Communication Technology Handbook

Print publication date:  August  2014
Online publication date:  August  2014

Print ISBN: 9781482207323
eBook ISBN: 9781482207330
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MIL-STD-1553 is a standard that defines the electrical and protocol characteristics for a data bus. AS-15531 is the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) commercial equivalent to the military standard. A data bus is similar to what the personal computer and office automation industry have dubbed a local area network(LAN). In avionics, a data bus is used to provide a medium for the exchange of data and information among various systems and subsystems. MIL-STD-1553 has been deployed on fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aircraft, surface and subsurface ships, ground vehicles, spacecraft and satellites, and the International Space Station. It is undoubtedly the most successful military standard developed.

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