MITRENET: A Testbed Local Area Network at DTNSRDC.
Final rept. May 85-May 86,
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD COMPUTATION MATHEMATICS/LOGISTICS DEPT
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DTNSRDC has established the Technical Office Automation and Communications System TOFACS to utilize modern office automation technologies. A pilot broadband network was installed to study the effects of a high speed network on the productivity of TOFACS. DTNSRDC installed the MITRENET Local Area Network LAN with the objective of experiencing the use and management of a LAN with the intention of eventually installing a permanent, full scale LAN at DTNSRDC. MITRENET is a network product of MITRE CORP. There are four versions of MITRENET. All four versions use a Network Interface Unit NIU or more commonly known as a BIU Bus Interface Unit which employs Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection CSMACD network access techniques. The Mclean version differs significantly from the previous versions in that it is based on a z8000 microprocessor and is able to support the Department of Defense, Transmission Control Protocol TCP and Internet Protocol IP standards. The previous versions do not support TCP or IP and have considerably less capability.
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