It assumes he has read the full spec (MIL-STD-1553B) at least once and so has some limited familiarity with the bus in general but has questions on the details.
Section II was taken straight from the "MIL-STD-1553 Multiplex Applications Handbook".
is a Windows program that allows you to interact with and generate avionics bus data, without writing your own software.
What Co Pilot does for you, is to make it simpler to interact with avioncs busses, alleviate the need to write test software, and make it easier for you to get your job done.
Co Pilot is the perfect complement to Astronics' comprehensive line of hardware interface products for avionics databuse protocols including MIL-STD-1553, EBR 1553, ARINC 429, ARINC 664, ARINC 708, ARINC 717 and others.
This was accomplished by specifying the electrical interfaces explicitly so that electrical compatibility between designs by different manufacturers could be assured.
Six change notices to the standard have been published since 1978.
It is included to provide two things: 1) a complete copy of MIL-STD-1553B as a reference, and 2) a section by section commentary on the whys and wherefores of the spec. Air Force for allowing us to use portions of their Handbook. We also accept full responsibility for any errors that may have crept in or important material that may have been omitted.
There is some duplication of material in Sections I and II, but this was considered preferable to constant referencing back and forth. We have tried to refrain from crass commercialism in the main body of the technical discussion.