October 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am – October 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Tonex Plano
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Plano, TX 75093
Howard Gottlieb
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MIL-1553 Training Course Description, Why choose TONEX for your MIL-1553 (MIL-STD-1553) Training?

MIL-1553 training course by TONEX covers key MIL-STD-1553 principles, features, protocol architecture, functional characteristics, technical components, design, operations, products, testing, cyber security and trends.  Learn about MIL-STD-1553, the high reliable and high available  communications standard used by NASA, DoD including: Air Force, Navy, Army, and Marine.

Systems engineer, project managers, system analysts, Electronic warfare systems engineer, avionics engineers, design engineers, software and hardware engineers, cyber security specialists, cyber war analysts, project managers and anyone else who wants t understand what MIL-STD-1553 is and how it works.

Learn about MIL-STD-1553 systems, analysis and design, architecture, protocols, applications and cyber security:

  • Understand how MIL-STD-1553 bus works and its applications in military avinoics
  • Physical properties of the MIL-STD-1553 bus
  • MIL-STD-1553  mechanical, electrical, and functional characteristics as a serial data bus
  • Keys design process steps of a MIL-STD-1553 system
  • MIL-STD-1553 protocols and data architecture
  • MIL-STD-1553 system overview and overview of architectural components such as:  Bus Controller (BC), Remote Terminal (RT) and Bus Monitor (BM)
  • MIL-STD-1553 development toolkit
  • MIL-STD-1553 implementation, testing, verification and validation
  • MIL-STD-1553 cyber security

MIL-1553 Training

MIL-STD-1553, MIL-STD-1553, or AS15531 is a military standard, Digital Time Division Command/Response Multiplex Data Bus, published by DoD that defines the mechanical, electrical and functional characteristics of a serial data bus. 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).

MIL-STD-1773 is a version of MIL-STD-1553 using optical cabling.

MIL-1553 Training

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the attendees are be able to:

  • Understand MIL-STD-1553 protocol, architecture and functional characteristics
  • Explain the architecture of MIL-STD-1553
  • Sketch the logical and physical architecture of MIL-STD-1553
  • Describe MIL-STD-1553 mechanical, electrical and functional characteristics
  • Explain technical components, design, operations and, testing aspects of MIL-STD-1553
  • Explore
  • Describe the key cyber security concepts in MIl-STD-1553
  • List the requirements and capabilities of MIL-STD-1553 security
  • Explore vulnerabilities and weaknesses of MIL-STD-1553 applied to aircrafts and weapons


Managers, applications developers, integrators, sales and marketing professionals involved in managing, marketing, selling, developing, testing or integrating MIL-STD-1553 applications and systems.

Course Content

Introduction to MIL-STD-1553

  • MIL-STD-1553A
  • MIL-STD-1553B
  • Notice 1 and Notice 2
  • MIL-STD-1553 General Requirements
  • MIL-STD-1553 Standards updated by SAE.org

MIL-STD-1553 Data bus Overview

  • Multiplexing in MIL-STD-1553
  • MIL-STD-1553 Hardware Components
  • Terminal Operation
    • Data Bus Controller (BC)
    • Remote Terminal (RT)
    • Data Bus Monitor (BM)

MIL-STD-1553 Hardware Platforms

  • Hardware Characteristics
    • Data Bus Cable
    • Data Bus Coupling
    • Terminal I/O Characteristics
    • Redundant Data Bus Requirements

MIL-STD-1553 Protocol

Command word, mode codes, mode command formats, data word, status word, message error bit.

    • Message Formats
    • Command Word
    • Data Word
    • Mode Codes
    • Status Word
    • Errors

Connecting the Bus

  • Terminal Electrical Characteristics
    • MIL-STD-1553 Cabling
    • MIL-STD-1553 Coupling
    • Direct Coupling
    • Transformer Coupling
  • MIL-STD- System Design
  • Data Bus Topology and Redundancy
  • Data Bus Control and Partitioning
  • Bus Loading

MIL-STD-1553 System and Software Design

  • MIL-STD-1553 Systems Engineering Principals
  • MIL-STD-1553 Requirement Analysis
  • System and Software Design
  • Data Bus Topology and Control
  • Robustness, Partitioning & Redundancy
  • Bus Loading and Bus Controller Software
  • Synchronous and Timing

MIL-STD-1553 Testing Procedures

  • Testing and Verification
  • Test and Operating Requirements
  • Developmental Testing
  • Design Verification
  • Production Testing
  • Systems Integration Testing
  • Field & Operational Testing
  • Integration Issues

MIL-STD-1553 Databus Specification Interpretation

  • MIL-STD-1553 Products and Vendors
  • MIL-STD-1553 Interface Hardware and Software
  • Advanced MIL-STD-1553 UHF/VHF Radio
  • High-Speed MIL-STD-1760 for the aircraft/weapon interface
  • MIL-STD-1760C
  • MIL-STD-1394b, a military version of Firewire
  • Enhanced Performance MIL-STD-1553

Introduction to MIL-STD-1773

  • Media Components and Design
  • Testing
  • Installation and Maintenance
  • Enhancements and Optimization

MIL-STD-1553 Security

  • MIL-STD-1553 Network and System Security
  • Security Definitions
  • Equipment originating or terminating classified plain text language
  • Wirelines, equipment, and the interconnecting lines
  • wirelines, components, equipment, and systems
  • Encrypted or unclassified signals
  • lectrical circuits components, equipment, systems
  • Classified plain language data in electrical form
  • nvestigations and studies of compromising emanations
  • System Security Policy
  • MIL-STD-1553 design (system, hardware, and software)
  • Operational, maintenance, and logistic
  • Security policy of the aircraft, ship, or system

MIL-STD-1553 Advanced Network System Security (Updated)

  • Cyber security and cyber war analysis of multiplex data bus networks to military aircraft systems, aircraft carriers and smart weapons
  • Classification of data across MIL-STD-1553
  • Maintenance of data security within this integrated MIL-1553-STD avionics system for both flight and ground operations
  • RED, BLACK, and RED/BLACK designation of MIL-STD-1553
  • TEMPEST tests, TEMPEST inspections and TEMPEST control plan
  • MIL-STD-1553 System Security Policy
  • MIL-STD-1553 System Security Architecture
  • Compromising emanations (i.e., TEMPEST)
  • Encryption and Ciphering
  • Trusted message routing and control across MIL-STD-1553 bus
  • All BLACK bus – No RED data or RED data processor
  • ALL RED bus
  • RED/BLACK Gateway
  • RED/BLACK Composite
  • TEMPEST Design
  • Hybrid MIL-STD-1553 and Link 16 Cyber Security Analysis
  • MIL-STD-1760B Interconnect Standard for Aircraft Stores
  • MIL-1553-B Signals in MIL-1760A/B
  • MIL-STD-1553 and MIL-1760 Analysis
  • Application of NACSIM-5100 and NACSIM-5112 for U.S. Military Systems
  • Encryption Designs
  • Cryptographic key management, coordination, distribution, and zeroize techniques, circuitry and software
  • Synchronization and timing protocols
  • Encryption alarm and alarm check techniques
  • Trusted Message Routing and Control Design
  • Store Station Utilizing Primary Signal Set

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