Accession Number : ADA114928

Title :   Infrared Data Communications.

Corporate Author : NAVY FLEET MATERIAL SUPPORT OFFICE MECHANICSBURG PA OPERATIONS ANALYSIS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Fenstermacher,H C , Jr

PDF Url : ADA114928

Report Date : 05 May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This report provides an introduction to the technology of infrared data communications. The Navy is greatly increasing its use of distributed data processing techniques. Telephone lines are normally used to provide the required short range data communications between the host computer and remote terminals and other peripheral equipment. However, installation of additional telephone lines often involves delays, inconvenience and considerable expense. Infrared communications have proven to be an economical and reliable alternative technology for short range data communications requirements. Use of a single infrared communications unit at the Navy Fleet Material Support Office (FMSO) resulted in savings of approximately $90,000 during Fiscal Year 1980. Savings in subsequent years were similar, but not as large due to reduction in rate schedules. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Infrared communications, *Data transmission systems, Infrared optical systems, Short range(Distance), Data processing equipment, Remote terminals, Naval shore facilities, Transmitter receivers

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE