What is Mil Std 1553?
This is just a collection of Mil Std 1553 information that I have collected to support some projects over the last couple of years. I am not endorsing any of the vendors listed per se, but have had experience working with several of them. Mil-Std 1773 is the fiber-optic version of Mil-Std-1553.
Here’s the latest document I could find: MIL-STD-1553B-Notices
MIL-STD-1553 is a military standard published by the United States Department of Defense that defines the mechanical, electrical, and functional characteristics of a serial data bus. It was originally designed for use with military avionics, but has also become commonly used in spacecraft on-board data handling (OBDH) subsystems, both military and civil. It features a dual redundant balanced line physical layer, a (differential) network interface, time division multiplexing, half-duplex command/response protocol, and up to 31 remote terminals (devices). A version of MIL STD 1553 using optical cabling in place of electrical is known as MIL-STD-1773.
Manufacturers of Mil Std 1553 hardware include:
- Alta Data Technologies
- Ballard Technologies
- Data Device Corporation
- Excalibur Systems
- GE Avionics
- PHX Logistics
- Sital Technology
- Test Systems
Cables & accessories
Rugged Laptop – 1553
If you need Mil Std 1553 connectivity in a laptop or notebook – I recommend ProCustom Group (note I am not un-biased in this recommendation) – They are experts at modifying rugged portable laptops to connect with military interfaces.
Test & certification
Test systems for 1553 are available from the usual suspects:
WhitePapers – 1553
DDC White papers – requires registration