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COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND CONCEPTS: TECHNICAL STATUS AND OUTLOOK

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000148521D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Dec-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2007-Mar-30
Document File: 38 page(s) / 1M

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Software Patent Institute

Related People

Proebster, W.E.: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

RC 7428 (31966) 12/7/78 Communication Technology 35 pages COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND CONCEPTS:

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RC 7428 (31966) 12/7/78
Communication Technology
35 pages

COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND CONCEPTS:

TECHNICAL STATUS AND OUTLOOK

W. E. Proebster
IBM
Deutschland, Stuttgart
V. Sadogopan
IBM Deutschland, Stuttgart, and
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights, NY 10958

Abstract
The
most important communication concepts are described in a
systematic way, covering the hierarchy of communication
elements,
systems and services,

Current technical implementations of these concepts are dis-
cussed and the major future trends are highlighted, Special
emphasis
is given to fiber optics, communication satellites,
large scale integration and microprocessors.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Communication Concepts

The Channel

Source Encoding
"Bundling"

Channel Transmission
"Unbundling" and Decompression

The Network a

Network Configuration
Connection Modes
Transmission Modes

Systems Design

Implementation Technology

Channels

Optical Fibres
Satellite Communication
Application Trends

Nodes, Controllers and Input/Output Devices

Communication World in Transition

Conclusions and Outlook

Acknowledgements

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COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND CONCEPTS:

TECHNICAL STATUS AND OUTLOOK

W. E. Proebster and V. Sadagopan, IBM Stuttgart
and T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights Abstract

The most important communication concepts are described in a
systematic way, covering the hierarchy of communication
elements, systems and services.

Current technical implementations of these concepts are discuss-
ed and the major future trends are highlighted. Special emphasis
is given to fiber optics, communication satellites, large scale
integration and microprocessors.

1 Introduction

In order to provide a brief overview on the most essential
developments in the field of communication technology, the wide
field is divided into the two sections, fundamental concep.ts
and technical implementations.

Fundamental concepts comprise those ideas which form the basis
of communication products, systems and services, independent of
their actual enginee~ing
realization. The most important con-
cepts are listed and their place and mutual relation within the
hierarchical structure of communication elements, systems and
services is indicated. For the technical and engineering re-
alization of those concepts, again the most imp~rtant~develop-
ments are pointed out such as wide band channels - fiber optics,
communication satellites -, large scale integration and micro-
processors.

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2 Communication Concepts

2.1 The Channel

In structuring the multiplicity of concepts within an entire
communication system, we consider first the digital conn...