Accession Number : AD0715119

Title :   Study of Electronic Handling of Mail. Completion Report for Work Task 3. Conversion.

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ELECTRONICS SAN DIEGO CALIF

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : The document considers conversion as the essential link between present day postal operations and a future electronic mail handling system. Input and output conversion technologies involved include paper handling, scanning, pattern recognition, recording and printing. Parameters such as speed, capacity, cost, and error rates characterize the conversion process. Output conversion is considered within the state-of-the-art, but as of the present time only a partial solution of the input conversion problem exists, further analysis and development is required. The objectives of the report are to identify all possible means of conversion, the evaluate the relative technical feasibility and cost effectiveness of these means, and to delineate problem areas where further engineering research and development is required. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS), (*INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT), PAPER, HANDLING, OPTICAL SCANNING, PATTERN RECOGNITION, RECORDING SYSTEMS, MAGNETIC TAPE, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MICROFILM

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE