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Abstract

The report assesses Local Area Network Communications with a view to their application in advanced nuclear reactor control and protection systems. Attention is focussed on commercially available techniques and systems for achieving the high reliability and availability required. A basis for evaluating network characteristics in terms of broadband or baseband type, medium, topology, node structure and access method is established. The reliability and availability of networks is then discussed. Several commercial networks are briefly assessed and a distinction made between general purpose networks and those suitable for process control. The communications requirements of nuclear reactor control and protection systems are compared with the facilities provided by current technology.

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Authors: BICKNELL J ERA TECHNOLOGY LTD. KEATS A R UK ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY, WINFRITH (UK) , ERA TECHNOLOGY LTD.;UK ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY, WINFRITH (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9380 EN (1984) MF, 101 P., BFR 240, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 505, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123018500 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en