This guide provides an introduction to the MIL-STD-1553 databus, its history, applications, and use. Written by Chris deLong, the current Chairman of the SAE Avionics Committee on MIL-STD-1553, this comprehensive document will assist you in understanding the military databus and its functionality. It describes the physical elements which make up the bus and the protocol, including the message formats, word types, commands, status words, and much more.

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