• AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD FOR ACQUIRING AVIONIC BUS DATA IN A CLASS I PCM TELEMETRY SYSTEM

      Salley, Thomas; Thorssell, Steven E.; Metraplex Corporation (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1992-10)
      IRIG 106-86 Chapter 8 describes the standard for acquisition of MIL-STD-1553 traffic flow. All incoming words (command, status, or data) are transmitted and fill words are used to maintain continuous data output. If all incoming words are not needed, or if other data such as sampled analog data from transducers are also to be transmitted, then a different approach is warranted. Selected data from the avionics bus can be placed into predefined PCM words, eliminating the transmission of useless data, and optimizing the bandwidth available to a Class I telemetry system. The engineering considerations and constraints for avionics bus data acquisition and analysis will be explored in this paper.