Packet Switching with Satellites.
HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU
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The beginning of the 1970s has witnessed the establishment of new forms of computer-communication networks, with clear advantages over the voice oriented point-to-point, channel switched networks of the 1960s. The paper describes some of the most important properties of these new networks -- packet switching, bilateral broadcasting and burst random access capabilities. The advent of easily available, inexpensive satellite communications gives added importance to these properties and promises added capabilities for computer-communication networks of the future. The paper provides a theoretical framework from which can be derived the capacity, delay and average power of these new forms of communication. Finally it describes how these forms of communication might be employed in some of the planned US domestic satellite systems to provide a public packet switched service. Author
- Radio Communications