IEEE Std 1641™, the Standard for Signal and Test Definition provides a means of unambiguously defining the Signals and Tests required when creating and executing test requirements. It provides the capability to describe, control and measure signals, whilst permitting a choice of operating environment, including the choice of test language.
It allows test information to pass more freely between the design, test and maintenance phases of a project, enabling the same information to be used directly across project phases. This more efficient use of information, leads to reduced life cycle costs. This is especially true for long term military and avionics projects, as the signals are defined, it is a straightforward process to re-host test programs in the future.
IEEE 1641 has replaced ATLAS as the test language of choice for test systems supplied to the military. MOD policy, defined under the Acquisition Operating Framework (AOF) and its supporting layers, requires all new Automatic Test Systems to be of an open architecture design and to use IEEE 1641 as the test language. The Defence Logistics Support Chain Manual JSP 886 and the new defence standard Def Stan 66-31 Part 8 both reference the IEEE 1641 standard.
This website is intended for the promotion of IEEE 1641 and to assist new users in their understanding and use of the standard. Itwill include examples of use and application & implementation information.