Accession Number:

AD0673829

Title:

SATELLITE SYSTEMS FOR INSTRUCTIONAL RADIO,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Report Date:

1968-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Recent studies suggest that ETV broadcast from geostationary satellites can markedly reduce the cost and time required to provide educational opportunity to the citizens of large less-developed countries. The sheer volume of educational needs precludes, however, the possibility of satisfying very many of them with only a few 1 to 10 information channels. A thorough systems analysis of instructional satellite systems if such be possible would examine the myriad interactions conceivable among components of the technical system, the educational system, the economy, and society as a whole. While we shall not altogether ignore these interactions, our concern here is less ambitious. Our purpose in this paper is simply to point out the economic and technical attractiveness of satellite-based instructional radio systems with 50 to 200 channels. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE