• Publications
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ALOHA packet system with and without slots and capture
TLDR
Roberts investigates methods of increasing the effective channel capacity of such a channel and proposes to consider the channel to be slotted into segments of time whose duration is equal to the packet transmission time, and to require the devices to begin a packet transmission at the beginning of a time slot.
Machine Perception of Three-Dimensional Solids
  • L. Roberts
  • Engineering, Computer Science
    Outstanding Dissertations in the Computer…
  • 22 May 1963
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, 1963.
A brief history of the internet
TLDR
This paper is being re-published in ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review because of its historic import and remains one of the most accurate renderings of the early period of development available.
Computer network development to achieve resource sharing
TLDR
An overview of the need for a computer network, the requirements of a computer communication system, a description of the properties of the communication system chosen, and the potential uses of such a network are described.
The past and future history of the Internet
TLDR
The Internet today is a widespread information infrastructure, the initial prototype of what is often called the National Information Infrastructure, whose influence reaches not only to the technical fields of computer communications but throughout society as the authors move toward increasing use of online tools to accomplish electronic commerce, information acquisition, and community operations.
Extensions of packet communication technology to a hand held personal terminal
  • L. Roberts
  • Computer Science
    AFIPS '72 (Spring)
  • 16 May 1972
TLDR
Packet switching of a kind, the telegram, persisted throughout this period but due to the high cost of switching and the limited demand for fast message traffic never attracted much attention.
The evolution of packet switching
  • L. Roberts
  • Computer Science
    Proceedings of the IEEE
  • 1 November 1978
TLDR
The history and trends of packet switching are examined in detail in order to better understand both the past and future evolution of this fast moving technology.
A radical new router
  • L. Roberts
  • Computer Science
    IEEE Spectrum
  • 1 July 2009
TLDR
A new router design that keeps track of individual data flows and promises a fix for network routers choking on streaming video and peer-to- peer file sharing is looked at.
Dynamic allocation of satellite capacity through packet reservation
  • L. Roberts
  • Engineering, Computer Science
    AFIPS National Computer Conference
  • 4 June 1973
TLDR
This work forms the technical base for advanced digital satellite communication, and provides a very effective means for moving large quantities of data between two points, however, for short interactive data traffic between many stations, new allocation techniques are desirable.
Multiple computer networks and intercomputer communication
TLDR
Three other more important reasons for computer networks exist, at least with respect to scientific computer applications, are defined.
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