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19 November 1985 AstraNet: An Active, Heirarchical-Star, Fiber Optic Ethernet
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AstraNet* is a heirarchical, active-star configured, Ethernet-compatible, fiber optic local area network. The use of active nodes makes all fiber links in the network point-to-point in nature, permiting the use of cost. effective LEDs and PINs and assuring reliable collision detection. AstraNet's heirarchical topology significantly reduces the amount of optical fiber required, reducing both cable and installation costs. We describe the AstraNet architecture and modules and report the results of field trials involving up to 176 network ports and both wall and under-carpet outlets.
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Eric G. Rawson, Ronald V. Schmidt, William F. Gunning, M. Douglas Bailey, Alan K. Truman, and Gary K. Toyama "AstraNet: An Active, Heirarchical-Star, Fiber Optic Ethernet", Proc. SPIE 0559, Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications III, (19 November 1985); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.949606
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