Accession Number : ADA266087


Title :   Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Technology: An Overview


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Webster, James R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266087.pdf


Report Date : 04 Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : This paper presents a brief overview of the emerging network protocol standard known as Asynchronous Transfer Mode or ATM. ATM was developed by the telecommunications industry as part of the long-term shift of communications services to the B-ISDN standard. By taking advantage of the highly reliable fiber optic networks available, ATM offers faster and more efficient data communications than existing protocols such as X.25. A rigorous, layered protocol exists that gives ATM the flexibility to carry many different of traffic, including voice, imagery, and video, as well as data. Networks, Protocols, Telecommunications


Descriptors :   *OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS , FIBER OPTICS , IMAGE PROCESSING , OPTICS , FIBERS , OPTICAL DATA , STANDARDS , TRANSFER , VOICE COMMUNICATIONS , PAPER , VIDEO SIGNALS , TELECOMMUNICATIONS , COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , INDUSTRIES , LOCAL AREA NETWORKS , NETWORKS , TRAFFIC


Subject Categories : Non-radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE