Accession Number : ADA331940

Title :   Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Ehlen, R. L.

PDF Url : ADA331940

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 181

Abstract : The goal of this report is to describe the fast evolving ATM technology, with special emphasis on new standards, research results and developments. This report should be used like a dictionary to get an overview of the ATM technology. For further details, it is necessary to look into the papers listed in the reference list. This report discusses (1) the basic features of ATM networks. The topics discussed are relatively finalized and little has changed to date. (2) the new ATM technology areas, including some information that is only a few months old. ATM and its companion technologies are being developed by the International Telecommunications Union, the ATM Forum, and the Internet Engineering Task Force. Many of these technologies are described by these organizations through the use of Specifications and Requests for Comments (RFCs). (3) a list of the RFCs and Specifications crucial to the development of ATM. (4) a list of ATM specific acronyms. Although not all the acronyms listed were explicitly described in this report, they are necessary for reading other ATM literatures. (5) a list of references crucial to understanding the ATM technology. In many cases, Internet addresses and links are included.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, *DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, *ASYNCHRONOUS TRANSFER MODE, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTER GATEWAYS, COMMUNICATIONS TRAFFIC, LOCAL AREA NETWORKS, REAL TIME, WIDE AREA NETWORKS, BANDWIDTH, DATA LINKS, VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, SECURE COMMUNICATIONS, MULTICHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS, PACKET SWITCHING.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE