DDS based MIL-STD-1553B data bus interface simulation

Deniz, Ertan
This thesis describes distributed simulation of MIL-STD-1553B Serial Data Bus interface and protocol based on the Data Distribution Service (DDS) middleware standard. The data bus connects avionics system components and transports information among them in an aircraft. It is important for system designers to be able to evaluate and verify their component interfaces at the design phase. The 1553 serial data bus requires specialized hardware and wiring to operate, thus it is expensive and complex to verify component interfaces. Therefore modeling the bus on commonly available hardware and networking infrastructure is desirable for evaluation and verification of component interfaces. The DDS middleware provides publish-subscribe based communications with a number of QoS (Quality Of Service) attributes. DDS makes it easy to implement distributed systems by providing an abstraction layer over the networking interfaces of the operating systems. This thesis takes the advantage of the DDS middleware to implement a 1553 serial data bus simulation tool. In addition, the tool provides XML based interfaces and scenario definition capabilities, which enable easy and quick testing and validation of component interfaces. Verification of the tool was performed over a case study using a scenario based on the MIL-STD-1760 standard.
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E. Deniz, “DDS based MIL-STD-1553B data bus interface simulation,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.