On Distributed Communications:
I. Introduction to Distributed Communications Network
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II.EXAMINATION OF A DISTRIBUTED NETWORK
III. DIVERSITY OF ASSIGNMENT
Combination Link and Node Destruction
IV. ON A FUTURE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
Comparison with Present Systems
Future Low-Cost All-Digital Communications Links
V. WHERE WE STAND TODAY
Variable Data Rate Links
Variable Data Rate Users
Standard Message Block
Forgetting and Imperfect Learning