Socioeconomic Impact Assessment: Communications Industry. Phase I. Description and Documentation of the Current State-of-the-Art. Volume I.
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The current study is concerned with the forecast and assessment of communications technology, especially with respect to its impact on aviation. The study will assess the socioeconomic aspects as well as technologies per se. This is due to the fact that realistic long-range forecasts must include socioeconomic structural changes such as changes in the regulatory climate. This is a significant difference between this study and the previous one on microcomputers. The different approach is necessary since the communications industry has been heavily regulated while the computer industry is not. For the purpose of this study, communication is defined as any process that permits the passage from a sender to one or more receivers of information of any nature delivered in any usable form printed copy, fixed or moving pictures, visible or audible signals, etc. by means of any electromagnetic system electrical transmission by wiere, radio, optical transmission, guided waves, etc.. Emphasis will be placed on those processes which either directly or indirectly support the NAS operations, including air-to-air, air-to-ground, ground-to-air, and ground-to-ground communications.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Sociology and Law
- Radio Communications
- Voice Communications