You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither SPIE nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the SPIE website.
9 February 1993Present and future implementation of high-speed networks at 4200 m: the Mauna Kea Observatories communications network
The University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy is developing a high-bandwidth data communications system that will connect the telescope facilities of the Mauna Kea Observatories with base support facilities at lower elevation and with other institutions worldwide. A key component of this project is an extensive fiber-optic cable plant that links the observatories at the Mauna Kea summit with each other and with a mid-level support facility. The first application of the fiber-optic system, a fiber distributed data interface (FDDI) token ring with a circumference of over 32 km and seven nodes, is in operation. Plans are underway to install an OC-12 or OC-24 Sonet ring to improve the efficiency of fiber use. We describe the needs and applications of the multinational Mauna Kea Observatories, the current network configuration, impending network development, and future networking plans to accommodate additional users and applications. We summarize our experiences in dealing with FDDI token rings over single-mode fibers.
The alert did not successfully save. Please try again later.
Tjet Sun, Pui Hin H. Rhoads, Robert A. McLaren, James N. Heasley, "Present and future implementation of high-speed networks at 4200 m: the Mauna Kea Observatories communications network," Proc. SPIE 1784, High-Speed Fiber Networks and Channels II, (9 February 1993);