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Introduction to the Space Physics Analysis Network (SPAN)
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Author and Affiliation:
Green, J. L. [Editor](NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Peters, D. J. [Editor](Alabama Univ., Huntsville, United States)
Abstract: The Space Physics Analysis Network or SPAN is emerging as a viable method for solving an immediate communication problem for the space scientist. SPAN provides low-rate communication capability with co-investigators and colleagues, and access to space science data bases and computational facilities. The SPAN utilizes up-to-date hardware and software for computer-to-computer communications allowing binary file transfer and remote log-on capability to over 25 nationwide space science computer systems. SPAN is not discipline or mission dependent with participation from scientists in such fields as magnetospheric, ionospheric, planetary, and solar physics. Basic information on the network and its use are provided. It is anticipated that SPAN will grow rapidly over the next few years, not only from the standpoint of more network nodes, but as scientists become more proficient in the use of telescience, more capability will be needed to satisfy the demands.
Publication Date: Apr 01, 1985
Document ID:
19850015887
(Acquired Nov 13, 1995)
Accession Number: 85N24198
Subject Category: COMMUNICATIONS AND RADAR
Report/Patent Number: NASA-TM-86499, NAS 1.15:86499
Document Type: Technical Report
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: 39p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: ASTROPHYSICS; COMMUNICATION NETWORKS; COMPUTER NETWORKS; DATA MANAGEMENT; USER REQUIREMENTS; COMPUTER GRAPHICS; COMPUTER INFORMATION SECURITY; DATA BASES; SOFTWARE ENGINEERING; TIME SHARING
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