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“Specialists in aerospace on-board data networks„
“25 years of experience in highly specialized, mission-critical industrial projects„
iSAFT 1553 Simulator / Recorder

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The iSAFT MIL-STD-1553 Simulator / Recorder is an advanced Data Front End with traffic generation capabilities that simulates MIL-STD-1553 devices or instruments, enabling S/C integration tests before the availability of Flight Models. It also constitutes a high performing, modern network traffic capture, recording and analysis tool for the validation of satellite/spacecraft on-board communication protocols and data networks implementing the MIL-STD-1553 protocol family.

It provides a 1 – 4 channel MIL-STD-1553 interface with BC and multiple RT simulation and Bus Monitoring capabilities. It is capable of simulating a BC or multiple RTs over the MIL-STD-1553 buses. It is based on the iSAFT graphical tool chain, for the configuration/management of the simulation (locally or remotely). It consists a powerful device for the validation of on-board data networks at early stages, minimizing costs and schedule. It can be part of EGSE Data Front Ends and implement the core functionality of an EGSE controller.

As a Recorder, it is capable of capturing data packets on multiple MIL-STD-1553 buses, time stamping, recording, and delivering them to a powerful Protocol Analyzer for further processing & analysis. Operating on a multi-Gbytes powerful HW platform, the SW environment is based on the iSAFT graphical tool chain, thus allowing the management, filtering & searching of the recordings. It is used for troubleshooting and problem solving at various development stages, minimizing the impact on cost and schedule.


The iSAFT 1553 Simulator / Recorder is offered in the following form factors:


Site Rackmount System (1U) Compact Lab System Portable System


The systems are typically built on CPU Intel i7- Quad core and O/S Windows 10 64Bit. They can support from 1 to 4 Dual Redundant Channel 1553 channels in Dual Function or Full Function mode.


A 1553 1Mbit PCIe NIC is included with the following characteristics:

  • 1/2 Size 4 Lane PCIe board
  • 1 up to 4 Dual Redundant Channels
  • Transformer bus coupling, Full Error Detection
  • Dual Function (BC, BM or multiple RTs (1-32) and BM simultaneously) or Full Function (BC, multiple RTs and BM simultaneously)
  • Start-up, Loop-Back, User and Periodic BIT tests
  • IRIG-B002 receiver, 64-bit, 20 ns time stamp resolution
  • 1 LVTTL Input and 1 Output Trigger per Channel
  • Fully Compliant to MIL-STD-1553B Notice II/IV

1553 1Mbit PCIe NIC (with IRIG support)


The iSAFT 1553 Simulator/Recorder Software package includes:

  • Modern Graphical User Interface for complete local operation (Windows 8, 10)
  • Packet Editors supporting “send/receive datablocks” operations through the local MMI (BC Simulator)
  • GUI for operating specific configurations (simulation, recording, traffic generation)
  • Boards and channels management / configuration application
  • Dual function operation BC and BM or multiple RTs (1-31) and BM simultaneously per channel.
  • BC and RT simulation fully compliant with MIL-STD-1553B Notice II & IV
  • Support of ECSS-E-ST-50-13C services during BC and RT simulation (time distribution, communication synchronization, get/set data, data block transfer and terminal management services)
  • Full error injection and detection capabilities (at MIL-STD-1553B or ECSS-E-ST-50-13C services level)
  • Recording function of received / transmitted packets based on Wireshark Protocol Analyser
  • Wireshark Plug-Ins for decoding of MIL-STD-1553 Messages and ECSS-E-ST-50-13C Services’ Messages.
  • Graphical tools for recordings management, searching and filtering
  • Filters configuration application, selective tracing (filtering) support for various protocols and packet patterns
  • Programmable transmission triggers per channel, independent triggers for start/stop of capture
  • Statistics utilities, real-time statistics display per channel, statistics for ECSS-E-ST-50-13C services
  • Traffic logs export to XML, PostScript®, CSV, or plain text




Optionally, the software package can include interfaces with EGSE Central Checkout System:

  • EDEN APIs for integration with CCS
  • CCSDS C&C APIs for integration with CCS


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