NetAcquire MIL-STD-1553 to Ethernet Data Conversion

Share data; test and validate systems with ease

NetAcquire systems offer a real-time solution that support bi-directional conversion of an MIL-STD-1553 data bus and an Ethernet network. The NetAcquire system can perform as a Bus Monitor (BM), Bus Controller (BC), or one or more Remote Terminals (RT), alone or in any combination. The full processing and decommutation capabilities of the NetAcquire product are available for analyzing and generating 1553 traffic, as well as data archiving and playback.


  • Simultaneously share and display 1553 data across multiple desktop computers
  • Simulate a Bus Controller to test your Remote Terminal product
  • Simulate one or more RTs to test your Bus Controller product
  • Test your full system operation while one or more RTs are still in development by having the NetAcquire unit stand in for the missing RTs
  • Verify/Validate correct operation of your existing system by monitoring all 1553 traffic
  • Analyze message traffic off-line from archived messages
  • Monitor and communicate on multiple buses to test redundancy
  • Easily configure NetAcquire system operation from any Web browser to quickly change test scenarios
  • View 1553 bus operations away from a noisy lab via the network

Bus Monitor Features for MIL STD 1553

  • Monitors all bus traffic
  • Selectively filters traffic to capture the most interesting data
  • Filters by RT address, RT sub-address, broadcast, Mode-Code commands, direction, and traffic on either bus A and bus B or both.
  • Limits capture to only messages with errors
  • Timestamps all data
  • Formats in accordance with IRIG 106-2001 Chapter 8 MIL-STD-1553 Acquisition Formatting Standard

Bus Controller Features for 1553 Data Bus

  • Generates sequences of periodic messages in real time
  • BC-to-RT, RT-to-BC, and RT-to-RT message transfer operations
  • Generates broadcast messages
  • Programmable period of message transfers synchronized to internal clock, IRIG clock, Network Time Protocol (NTP) source
  • Programmable bus-to-use, Remote Terminal address, sub-address, and data contents
  • Records success/failure status of each transfer
  • Sends on-demand message from remote PC via Ethernet to 1553 bus
  • Supports Mode-Code messages to change RT operational state

Remote Terminal Features for MIL STD 1553

  • Supports maximum number of Remote Terminals on 1553 bus
  • Supports all sub-addresses for each RT
  • Data transfers from BC routable to Data Flow Engine which can parse/decommutate data and publish individual fields to network
  • Preset-able arrays of data for RT to BC messages

Data Routing and Networking Features

  • Performs real-time data analysis with the NetAcquire Data Flow Engine
  • Split and combine 1553 traffic across separate streams
  • Publish to network with convenient NetAcquire Publish-Subscribe (no network programming required)
  • Publish to network with standard TCP or UDP sockets
  • Networked graphic data displays

Data Recording/Archiving Features

  • Selective archiving of all or any subset of 1553 traffic
  • Time stamping of individual messages
  • Easy export of data to various PC applications
  • FTP transfer of captured files automatically or on demand
  • Formatted in accordance with IRIG 106-2001 Telemetry Standards Chapter 8 MIL-STD-1553 Acquisition Formatting Standard

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Preston Hauck

President, Chief Technology Officer

Preston Hauck founded NetAcquire in 1993 with the goal of providing computer communications and processing systems that seamlessly operate with real-time performance over distributed networks.

During the early years of NetAcquire, Preston took a hands-on role in developing new products. He remains enthusiastically involved in helping customers solve complex real-world challenges.

As the company grew, Preston leveraged his information systems background to create tools that could automate business processes, increasing company efficiency, responsiveness, and scalability. In his current role, Preston oversees new product direction, manages company growth,works directly with clients and the engineering team on projects that call for his applications design expertise.

Prior to founding NetAcquire, Preston served as vice president of software engineering for Microstar Laboratories, a provider of PC-based test and measurement products. During his tenure, he helped the company grow tenfold in both revenue and employees. Preston developed an innovative real-time operating system from the ground-up, plus a data processing engine that powered all of Microstar's products for more than two decades.

Preston holds a bachelor's degree in computer science, graduating first in his class in 1984 from the University of British Columbia.  He was granted a U.S. patent for developing a novel approach to initialize one processor from another in a multi-processor system. He has published a number of papers on real-time computer systems and regularly teaches networked telemetry processing classes.

Preston was born in Canada. After many years living in Washington State, he proudly became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2003. He enjoys traveling, reading, photography, basketball, skiing, and movies with his wife Colleen and their two children.

John Bono

Engineering Vice President

John Bono, a Seattle area native, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.  John started his career with Boeing Aerospace Company, working in a variety of roles. He received personal recognition from Boeing’s CEO for his contributions to 767 avionics.  John designed hardware and firmware for a Mil-Std-1553 bus interface and was the hardware lead and system designer for a B-1B flight simulator’s computer generated imagery display.  After Boeing, John joined Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) as a signal processing engineer. He was promoted to the role of ultrasound system architect before becoming the software and systems lead for an image storage and network transport system. During John’s tenure at ATL, he received a Technical Fellow award, became a member of the Senior Technical Staff, and had a role in ATL’s achievement of ISO 9001 certification.  

When John joined the rapidly growing NetAcquire Corporation in 2001, his “big company” experience was leveraged to enhance configuration management and quality systems and processes. He soon became the Management Representative for the company’s AS 9100 certification efforts.  

Today, John is involved in the system, hardware, and firmware design of virtually every system NetAcquire ships.  While the majority of these systems are customer-specified configurations of NetAcquire COTS hardware and software modules, many other systems are rack-sized, challenging configurations involving complex interchanges of information in all forms.  The NetAcquire motto of “connect anything to anything” is John’s daily mission; he knows that, when applied to real-time systems, there will be a continuous stream of interesting problems to solve and challenges to conquer to best meet the needs of his customers and their mission critical projects around the world.

Steve Proudlock

Sales Vice President

For many NetAcquire customers, Steve is the initial face and voice of the company. While he has a desk at the company headquarters in Kirkland, Washington, quite often he’s in the air, flying to meet customers, discuss projects and set solutions into motion.

Steve joined NetAcquire in the summer of 2001. He sees his principal role as being the customer’s advocate. Steve thrives on opportunities to work on-site with NetAcquire customers to see first-hand the tasks and challenges they face.

In 2002, Steve joined the volunteer organizing committee for the International Telemetering Conference; he serves on the committee to this day. Steve also supports and participates in the meetings and industry standards efforts of several Range Commanders Council (RCC) committees.

Steve is an Army Veteran, having served in locations around the world in military law enforcement and personal protection roles. After graduating Pre Law from Central Washington University, he began a sales career in retail consumer electronics. The career choice was inspired by his favorite uncle, Ken Cartwright, a career tire salesman at Sears. Ken taught Steve the foundation principles of professional salesmanship: “Say what you are going to do, and then do it,” and “Get to know someone by showing sincere interest and earning their trust”.  

Steve’s Microsoft and Cisco certifications help him better understand the technical aspects of test range telemetry. While Steve is well versed in all aspects of NetAcquire technology today, he still learns something new on a daily basis from his colleagues.

Steve is a Seattle area native who enthusiastically gives his time and resources to a local charity dedicated to supporting foster children and their families.

Mark Roseberry


Mark Roseberry has been with NetAcquire since its inception. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, graduating with honors from the University of British Columbia. Mark has almost 40 years of software development and business management expertise. He has been instrumental in  the Company's business development and growth while running the NetAcquire Canada engineering office in Vancouver since 2001 and has been involved in the design and implementation of many key NetAcquire software components.

Mark shares our founder Preston Hauck's hands-on philosophy and his user-centric approach makes him a frequent participant and advocate for strong technical solutions ranging from customer-driven requirements development to robust implementation to  top-notch technical support and responsiveness.