Accession Number : AD0771280

Title :   Intelligent Satellites for Interactive Graphics,

Corporate Author : BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE R I CENTER FOR COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : VAN Dam,Andries ; Stabler,George M. ; Harrington,Richard J.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : The paper considers the spectrum of remote user stations with local processing ability, ranging from simple 'smart' terminals to nearly self-sufficient intelligent systems called satellites. The emphasis is on the latter category, drawing on the authors' research on intelligent satellites for interactive graphics. The necessity of meeting a 'critical intelligence threshold' criterion potential solutions in the division of labor between mainframe and satellite are briefly examined. It is hoped that many of the problems and solutions in satellite graphics apply to other areas such as network or satellite mode process control, experiment control, and signal processing. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Data processing terminals, Input output devices, Interfaces, Data transmission systems, Graphics, Remote systems

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE