• APPLICATION OF EMERGING COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES TO THE CREATION OF A "VIRTUAL RANGE"

      Kight, William D.; Pfister, Robert E.; PKE, Inc. (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1993-10)
      This paper addresses the creation of a large virtual-range environment whereby multiple, geographically dispersed, test ranges may operate in concert to support test operations. The most significant benefit of the virtual range environment is the time-sharing of costly processing resources. Other benefits include improved reliability and responsiveness of inter-range data transfer. This paper will focus on existing and near-term technology that may be applied to create a virtual-range and will address the technological and economic advantages and disadvantages of TDM vs. ATM approaches.