Accession Number:

AD0707853

Title:

THE ALOHA SYSTEM - ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE FOR COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

In September 1968 the University of Hawaii began work on a research program to investigate the use of radio communications for computer-computer and console-computer links. The report describes a remote-access computer system - THE ALOHA SYSTEM - under development as part of that research program and discusses some advantages of radio communications over conventional wire communications for interactive users of a large computer system. An analysis of the random access communication method used in THE ALOHA SYSTEM is provided and it is shown that the maximum number of interactive users who can be supported by the system is about 160.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE