Accession Number : ADA139162

Title :   A Practical Terrestrial Packet Radio Network.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Phillips,S W , III

PDF Url : ADA139162

Report Date : Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 164

Abstract : A terrestrial packet radio network, now a competitive reality, offers a new alternative for local networks. Taking advantage of its adaptability to local environments and to the growing sources of digital communications, permits extension of data communications to remote locations. While adding capabilities for dispersed computer communications, there are limitations in using packet radio due to its bursty nature and less than absolute reliability. But as a message service for short duration communications, terrestrial packet radio may rapidly fill an important gap in communications. This thesis examines the features and design considerations for a practical terrestrial packet radio network. Packet radio equipment, evolving through stages of sophistication and new generation microcircuitry, is approaching the hand held model. While new digital features improve its mobility, the crucial consideration becomes the interconnection with other systems through adaptable protocols. This issue dominates the current research.

Descriptors :   *Packets, *Radio equipment, *Digital communications, *Computer communications, Communication equipment, Data transmission systems, Message processing, Remote areas, Microcircuits, Short range(Time), Earth(Planet), Adaptation, Hand held, Environments, Dispersing, Networks, Sources, Models, Reliability, Theses

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE