AuthorGrebe, David L.
AffiliationApogee Labs, Inc.
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
Internet Protocol (IP)
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AbstractThe advent of COTS based network-centric data systems brings a whole new vocabulary into the realm of instrumentation. The Communications and computer industries have developed networks to a high level and they continue to evolve. One of the basic techniques that has proven itself useful with this technology is the use of a “layered architecture.” This paper is an attempt to discuss the basic ideas behind this concept and to give some understanding of the vocabulary that has grown up with it.
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