Accession Number : ADP003546

Title :   A Common 1553B I/O Channel for the F-16,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS FORT WORTH TX FORT WORTH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Alford,S.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The 1980's will see increased standardization in military avionics. MIL-STD-1553 has proven to be an effective means of assuring communications among independently developed avionic subsystems. Future applications of the Air Force standard computer architecture. MIL-STD-1750A, and standard programming language, MIL-STD-1589B, will further decrease the life cycle costs of many systems currently under development. While MIL-STD-1750A defines a specific CPU architecture, and MIL-STD-1553B defines the method of communication among subsystems, no current Air Force standard defines the I/O channel that links the 1750 processor to the 1553 bus. In order to reduce both the cost of software development and maintenance, General Dynamics has developed a 1553 channel architecture to be applied to all the subsystems being programmed in-house for the F-16 Multi-National Staged Improvement Program (MSIP). (Author)

Descriptors :   *Channels, *Input output processing, Avionics, Standardization, Computer architecture, Fighter aircraft, Air Force, Military applications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE