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One in a series of eleven Memoranda detailing the Distributed Adaptive Message Block Network, a proposed digital data communications system based on a distributed network concept. It describes the multiplexing stations that connect subscribers to switching nodes (detailed in RM-3763-PR) of the proposed broadband distributed network. The description is presented in engineering detail, showing how the station can process simultaneously traffic from as many as 1024 separate users, sending a mixture of start-stop teletype signals and synchronous signals at various rates.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgments

  • Figures

  • Tables

  • Section

    I. Introduction

  • Section

    II. Operations Within the Multiplexing Station

  • Section

    III. Input/Output Devices

  • Section

    IV. User-to-User Considerations

  • Section

    V. Detailed System Configuration

  • Section

    VI. Major Equipment Complement

  • Section

    VII. Conclusions

  • List of Publications in the Series

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Research memorandum series. The Research Memorandum was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 1973 that represented working papers meant to report current results of RAND research to appropriate audiences.

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