IEEE Communications Magazine

Issue 9 • Sept. 1988

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  • Superconductivity above the temperature of liquid nitrogen

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):6 - 12
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    The discovery of superconductivity in certain copper oxides above liquid nitrogen temperature and the attendant publicity are put in perspective. The nature of the oxide superconductors is examined. Their fabrication and physical properties are discussed. Present research directions are described.<> View full abstract»

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  • Advanced satellite concepts for future generation VSAT networks

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):13 - 22
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (16)
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    Advanced communication networks that use very-small-aperture terminals (VSATs) are considered. The techniques and technologies suitable for powerful satellites and system architectures for future VSAT networks are discussed. These include high effective isotropic radiated power, multiple-beam satellite antennas, and various access techniques. Examples of systems planned by the government and priva... View full abstract»

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  • Transaction network applications with user premises earth stations

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):23 - 30
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    The suitability of very-small-aperture terminal systems for various applications is examined, and its relative advantages compared to fiber-optic technology are identified. Application-sensitive multiplexing and protocol issues are discussed. Broadcast, asymmetric, and transaction networks are considered in the context of the intended application.<> View full abstract»

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  • VSAT maintenance and installation

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):36 - 42
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    Nationwide installation and maintenance of very-small-aperture terminals (VSATs) for satellite communication are explored. Installation methods are discussed, and the cost of installing a VSAT earth station is projected. Included in the discussion are the following issues: (1) how to overcome the local zoning and landlord objections; (2) how to get the material to the roof; (3) how to install the ... View full abstract»

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