IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

Issue 4 • Nov. 1979

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): c1
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  • Guest editorial

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):241 - 242
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  • The NHTSA emergency medical services communications program

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):243 - 248
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    The expansion of emergency medical services is limited by residual problems of inadequacy of communications systems developed using insufficient and inadequate VHF frequency channels. The promise of correcting these inadequacies by making available a block of UHF channels for use with a common frequency allocation structure is being diluted by short-sighted planning permitted by inadequacies in ap... View full abstract»

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  • Medical control and accountability of emergency medical services (EMS) systems

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):249 - 262
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    The passage of the Emergency Medical Services Systems (EMSS) Act of 1973 and its amendments in 1976 has provided the mechanism and funds for communities to develop regional basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS) EMS delivery systems across the nation. With the passage of the EMSS Act, Congress mandated that emergency medical care programs funded with federal dollars must utilize ... View full abstract»

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  • LEAA's role in assisting state and local governments in the implementation of 911 service

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):262 - 266
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    By enacting the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, the Congress established a Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) and thereby focused national attention on improving the national criminal justice system. In this legislation the Congress specifically stated that "...crime is essentially a local problem that must be dealt with by state and local governments if it is to ... View full abstract»

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  • EMS public access through 911: A technological response to political tradition

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):267 - 271
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    Eleven years of 911 universal emergency telephone number implementation have resulted in only limited availability of the service across the country, although it is highly successful in well-managed systems. Further implementation, especially in urban areas, depends on telephone company policy and willingness of communities to participate in joint facilities, or to invest in expensive technology t... View full abstract»

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  • The mobile relay as applied to the North Carolina medical communications network

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):271 - 276
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    The UHF Mobile Relay Radio Station as it is applied to emergency medical service (EMS) communications systems in North Carolina is discussed. The system design concept, evolution, and rationale are developed. System equipment configurations and compatibility factors are determined as they relate to operational systems. Operating system models and diagrams are presented and analyzed. View full abstract»

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  • Communications for a county emergency medical services (EMS) system

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):277 - 282
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    Emergency medical services (EMS) communications systems implemented in San Mateo County, CA, between 1976 and 1978 are described. The author was Supervisor of Communications for the Country of San Mateo from September 1973 to June 1978. During this time, EMS radio systems were planned and implemented to serve the county in accordance with the EMS Communications Regional Plan for the nine-county Sa... View full abstract»

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  • From MEDICOM to MED-8: The growing pains in EMS radio

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):283 - 286
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    MEDICOM, an emergency medical services (EMS) communications system conceived in 1968 and which became a reality in 1973, is described. This system was implemented before the development of FCC Docket 19880 and uses EMS radio communications channels not specified in that docket. Insights are provided on problems that face government agencies such as FCC, DOT, DHEW, and NTIA in relation to regulatio... View full abstract»

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  • Planning for regional medical control communications

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):287 - 291
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    The passage of the Emergency Medical Services Systems Act of 1973 by Congress provided the mechanism and funds for communities to develop regional emergency medical service (EMS) delivery systems across the nation. The communications system which was to support the regional EMS system was quickly recognized as a vital link in assuring delivery of emergency medical care under the immediate control ... View full abstract»

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  • Update on the national emergency number 911

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):292 - 297
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    The concept of a universal emergency number originated in Europe and in 1967 subsequently received federal government impetus for adoption in the United States. In 1968 the American Telephone and Telegraph Company agreed to clear the number 911 for any public safety agency and community groups that desired to develop a common public number for entry to local emergency services. Approximately 800 9... View full abstract»

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  • Potential for citizen time savings with 911 access

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):298 - 302
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    Much time and discussion is focused on the response time of public safety agencies during an emergency. Little or no time has been spent discussing the time it takes the citizen to access a public safety agency during an emergency. However, preliminary research indicates that after the citizen decides to call for help, substantial time may be spent by the citizen in trying to access the appropriat... View full abstract»

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  • Air-to-ground communications: A valuable aid in the transport of critically ill patients

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):303 - 306
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    The transport of critically ill patients by air ambulance is an important aspect of the delivery of regionalized intensive care in Northern California. The severity of patient illness as well as the complexities of air transport mandate that simple, fast, and reliable air-to-ground communications be available to the pilot and medical transport team. The Northern California Infant Medical Dispatch ... View full abstract»

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  • Vehicular mounted repeater in emergency medical services (EMS) communications

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):307 - 310
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    The operation of vehicular mounted repeaters as used in emergency medical services (EMS) on the UHF MED channels is discussed. Advantages and disadvantages are examined critically as well as the compromises. The effect of this concept on the shared use of MED channels and mutual aid is explored in detail. Both one-way and two-way repeat concepts are covered. The intent of the FCC rules affected by... View full abstract»

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  • Federal communications commission rules and regulations special emergency radio service

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):311 - 315
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  • Historical, regulatory, and litigatory background of the FCC docket no. 18262, "An inquiry relative to the future use of the frequency band 806-960 MHz"

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):315 - 326
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    In a proceeding titled "An Inquiry Relative to the Future Use of the Frequency Band 806-960 MHz," the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took steps to open a major segment of the radio spectrum for public safety communication systems and other members of the land mobile radio community. Within the new spectrum allocation the Commission determined to require innovative engineering technique... View full abstract»

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  • Spectrum efficiency of a frequency-hopped-DPSK spread-spectrum mobile radio system

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):327 - 332
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    The spectrum efficiency (bits/s per unit bandwidth) of a frequency-hopped-DPSK spread-spectrum modulation technique proposed for use in urban mobile radio systems is estimated. The analysis is based on simple models for the factors influencing system performance, and requires no computer simulation. It permits straightforward evaluation of spectrum efficiency over a broad range of system parameter... View full abstract»

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  • Transmitter diversity for a digital FM paging system

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):333 - 338
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    Multipath fading is one of the most serious problems for the signal transmission in mobile radio. To combat this problem, the application of transmitter diversity to a digital FM paging system is described. The method is to transmit two digital FM paging signals with different modulation indices, each of which is modulated by an identical binary signal, from separate antennas. It is shown that the... View full abstract»

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  • A mobile radio antenna system having a self-diplexing function

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):338 - 345
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    A coupled N-element antenna system on a mobile unit for simultaneous transmission and reception is discussed. A diplexer is required when an antenna for transmission and that for reception are installed with mutual coupling between them. An attempt is made to reduce coupling between the transmitting point and the receiving point by a lossless network and coupled antennas. The network is connected ... View full abstract»

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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): c4
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IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology covers land, airborne, and maritime mobile services, vehicular electrotechnology, equipment, and systems identified with the automotive industry.

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Editor-in-Chief
Nei Kato, Professor
Graduate School of Information Sciences (GSIS)
Tohoku University
Aramaki-Aoba 6-3-09, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8579, JAPAN
Email: kato@it.is.tohoku.ac.jp