The integration of data bus military standard MIL-STD-1553 into an aircraft stores management system is unique. The number of remote terminals connected to the network is not constant. Weapons and their remote terminals are physically separated from the network during normal operation. This creates dynamic changes in the electrical loading of the network.
Laboratory network integration tests were performed for both fighter and bomber single level networks. Single and multiple stores releases were simulated. Test results allow designers to understand the effects of coupler spacing, stub length and weapon releases on the performance of stores data bus networks.