The Alohanet - surfing for wireless data [History of Communications]

  title={The Alohanet - surfing for wireless data [History of Communications]},
  author={Norman M. Abramson},
  journal={IEEE Communications Magazine},
  • N. Abramson
  • Published 1 December 2009
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Communications Magazine
The following article provides a concise, clearly written discussion of the history of the well-known Aloha protocol by Prof. Norman Abramson, the key individual responsible for its invention, development, and initial deployments in a variety of applications involving joint use of a given medium by potentially interfering systems. He discusses the use of this protocol and its various incarnations, continuing to this day, in such disparate applications as wired Ethernet, satellite communications… 

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