Packet-switching in a slotted satellite channel

  title={Packet-switching in a slotted satellite channel},
  author={Leonard Kleinrock and Simon S. Lam},
  booktitle={AFIPS National Computer Conference},
Imagine that two users require the use of a communication channel. The classical approach to satisfying this requirement is to provide a channel for their use so long as that need continues (and to charge them for the full cost of this channel). It has long been recognized that such allocation of scarce communication resources is extremely wasteful as witnessed by their low utilization (see for example the measurements of Jackson & Stubbs). Rather than provide channels on a user-pair basis, we… CONTINUE READING
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