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article image The HyPer-1553 technology was successfully tested on the Boeing F-15E1.

DATA Device Corporation (DDC), represented in Australia by Allied Data Systems Pty Ltd , has teamed with The Boeing Company and Honeywell Aerospace to successfully complete a flight demonstration of a new technology that dramatically speeds up the transmission of tactical aircraft data.

The flight demonstration, conducted on Decemeber 17, 2005 from St. Louis in the USA, involved the Boeing F-15E1 Advanced Technology Demonstrator aircraft.

The new technology is a High Performance 1553 data bus (called HyPer-1553) developed by DDC of Bohemia, New York.

HyPer-1553 technology uses existing MIL-STD-1553 bus infrastructure to transmit data at much higher rates than 1 megabit per second that present-day conventional MIL-STD-1553 data buses provide.

The new technology helps increase bandwidth between subsystems, which is becoming increasingly necessary for network-centric operations and sensor fusion applications.

As it is able to use the existing MIL-STD-1553 infrastructure, HyPer-1553 paves the way for avionics system upgrades in aircrafts at much less cost and down time than would be required for other high data rate options that would require the installation of new wiring.

These types of upgrades may also be done incrementally because HyPer-1553 technology can operate in parallel with MIL-STD-1553 data buses.

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