ERIC Number: ED115241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Network Performance and Coordination in the Health, Education, Telecommunications System. Satellite Technology Demonstration, Technical Report No. 0422.
Braunstein, Jean; Janky, James M.
This paper describes the network coordination for the Health, Education, Telecommunications (HET) system. Specifically, it discusses HET network performance as a function of a specially-developed coordination system which was designed to link terrestrial equipment to satellite operations centers. Because all procedures and equipment developed for the HET network control and interface were routed through, or originated at, the Network Coordination Center (NCC) in Denver, Colorado, the focal point of this report is the NCC. For perspective, general information is provided about the network including signal strength and hardware reliability findings. The paper is, however, primarily concerned with the management coordination function; equipment is discussed only to explain that function. Contained in detail are: (1) explanations about the technical mechanisms and administrative procedures used for coordination; and (2) analysis of the strength and weaknesses found in these joining elements. (Author/EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Federation of Rocky Mountain States, Inc., Denver, CO.