ARINC 818 Avionics Digital Video Bus (ADVB) is a new digital video interface and protocol standard developed
especially for high bandwidth uncompressed digital video. The first draft of this standard, released in January of
2007, has been advanced by ARINC and the aerospace community to meet the acute needs of commercial aviation
for higher performance digital video. This paper analyzes ARINC 818 for use in military display systems found in
avionics, helicopters, and ground vehicles. The flexibility of ARINC 818 for the diverse resolutions, grayscales,
pixel formats, and frame rates of military displays is analyzed as well as the suitability of ARINC 818 to support
requirements for military video systems including bandwidth, latency, and reliability. Implementation issues
relevant to military displays are presented.