MICROLAN, File Transfer Program for Microprocessors
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The age of automation has established its foothold in todays society. Computerization now affects almost everyones job, and sharing of information is vital to successful job performance. Manual transfer of information is inefficient and prone to error, so another means is needed. One option is computer networking. Both Local Area Networks and long-haul networks presently exist, but they are either very expensive or hardware dependent. It would normally require a long lead time and high costs for the military to acquire an information transfer system. To provide a readily available, low-cost file transfer system, the authors developed an assembly language program named MICROLAN, which is written to work with three of the main microcomputer operating systems CP.M-80, CPM-86, and MS.DOS and to take advantage of RS232 technology. MICROLAN was successfully tested for file transfer at up to 4800 baud, and suggestions have been included as to possible uses for MICROLAN in the military environment. Additionally, possible methods for upgrading MICROLAN are also included. Additional keywords Electronic mail Computer program documentation Theses.
- Information Science
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Hardware
- Computer Systems