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Issue 10 • Date Oct. 1979

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  • Energy report

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    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 16 - 19
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  • Coming in Spectrum

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  • Spectral lines: The science court tested

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 27
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    When the concept of a science court to resolve disputes over ¿scientific fact¿ was endorsed in 1976 by a Presidential task force, we questioned whether it would work (November 1976, p. 29). The task force, part of the Presidential Advisory Group on Anticipated Advances in Science and Technology, suggested that an experiment be set up to test the feasibility of a science court. View full abstract»

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  • Communications: A special report

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 28 - 29
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    History records periods of great change with labels: Renaissance, Age of Reason, Industrial Revolution, and the like. The 20th century has ushered in the Electronic Revolution, and with it has come yet another label: the Information Society. Information management and exploitation, the experts say, will change the fabric of society. Manipulated by microelectronic, computer, radio, and other electr... View full abstract»

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  • Commercial U.S. satellites: A survey of communication satellites, their effect on domestic networks, and a look into the near and long-term future

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 30 - 32
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    Surveys communication satellites, their effect on domestic networks, and takes a look into the near and long-term future. View full abstract»

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  • Switching in space

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 32 - 37
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    Dynamic connection of beams on board a satellite raises the prospect of ¿central offices¿ in the sky that could route signals to their destinations on earth via separate spacecraft antenna beams. On-board switching would eliminate almost all of the terrestrial transmission and switching now needed. View full abstract»

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  • The Intelsat 5 generation: Electronics and advanced rocketry have kept pace with long-distance traffic demands to nurture new generation satellites

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 38 - 41
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    Describes the Intelsat 5 the latest in a series of international communications satellites which can accommodate 13400 telephone circuits and two television channels. It is scheduled for launch in 1979 or early 1980. When the active system is completed in the mid 1980s, Intelset 5 satellites will bring high capacity service to the Pacific Indian Ocean and Atlantic regions. View full abstract»

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  • Three systems defined: Advanced satellite and microwave radio techniques will facilitate gigabit per second capacities

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 42 - 46
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    Describes advanced satellite and microwave radio techniques which will facilitate gigabit per second capacities. View full abstract»

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  • Assessing the new services: Political and legal issues will impact implementation of broadband digital transmission

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 42 - 50
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    Discusses the political and legal issues which will affect the implementation of broadband digital transmission including both satellite and microwave radio techniques. View full abstract»

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  • Telephones go digital: Lower cost, higher performance and greater flexibility favor the digital approach over analog switching

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 51 - 55
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    Discusses the accelerating change over from analogue to digital telephony. The advantages of digital systems include lower cost, higher performance, and greater flexibility. View full abstract»

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  • Digital telephony slowly taking over

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 56
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    Although the world's telecommunications networks are going digital, the changeover from analog is occurring gradually. It would be impractical and prohibitively expensive to attempt to retire the present largely analog telephone network overnight and replace it with a digital one. Digital systems are being phased into existing installations with minimum interruption of subscriber services and the ... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed software for distributed hardware

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 57 - 60
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    Communication system designs are moving toward a highly distributed control environment. Repetitive functions, such as digit or character processing, will be accomplished by ¿front end¿ microprocessors while file management and overall system control is performed by ¿rear end¿ processors. These two processing levels will be interconnected by an operating system spanning both processor levels a... View full abstract»

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  • The wired household: Teletext services pave the way for a variety of useful monitoring and control features in the home

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 61 - 66
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    Describes the variety of useful monitoring and control features that advanced electronics can offer to households in addition to the information retrieval now available as Teletext services. View full abstract»

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  • Office automation: A challenge: Better tools simplify some office tasks, but serious problems block the integrated office of the future

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 66 - 69
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    Discusses the developments that are leading to the fully automatic office of the future and looks at some of the serious problems that first need to be overcome. View full abstract»

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  • Optical systems: A review: Fiber-optics applications include power monitoring, video transmission, data links, and public communications

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 70
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    The advantages of fiber-optic communications have been demonstrated by experimental optical waveguide systems throughout the world. Among the important features stimulating research and development in fiber-optical communications are these: ¿ Low transmission loss (greater distance between repeaters). ¿ Wide transmission bandwidth. ¿ Potential low cost. ¿ Insensitivity to electromagnetic and r... View full abstract»

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  • I. U.S. and Canada: Initial results reported

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 71 - 74
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    Reviews fibre optics applications which include power monitoring, video transmission, and data links. This part reports some first results from the United States and Canada. View full abstract»

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  • II. Japan: Unusual applications

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 74 - 76
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    For pt.I see ibid., vol.16, no.10, p.71-4 (1979). This part continues the review of fibre optics applications which include power monitoring, video transmission, and data links with some unusual applications from Japan. View full abstract»

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