Accession Number : ADP005557

Title :   Industrial Local Area Networks,

Corporate Author : INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE D'INFORMATIQUE ET D'AUTOMATIQUE ROCQUENCOURT (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Le Lann,G.

Report Date : 10 MAY 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Such real-time applications as command-and-control or process control have been using computing systems for some time. Recently, with the advent of distributed computing systems, more attention has been paid to the real-time communications issue. Industrial local area networks are those sub-systems in charge of handling real-time communications. Requirements to be met by such sub-systems are presented. Recommendations for standards as currently proposed by the IEEE 802 Committee are discussed (the reader is supposed to be familiar with these recommendations). Finally, future trends and possible evolutions of industrial LANs are identified.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, *NETWORK ANALYSIS(MANAGEMENT), *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, *INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, STANDARDS, REQUIREMENTS, REAL TIME

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE