American Telephone & Telegraph, April 1978; pp 797-1230 inclusive.
Condition: Very Good overall, light blue stiff cardstock covers, 6x9, tight binding, pages are clean & unmarked. Spine & outer margins of cover sunned & toned, slight wrinkling & crimping to upper spine; appears unread.
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See all items by Bell System Technical Journal volume 57 no. 4 April 1978
Item DescriptionTHE LOOP PLANT -- Part I - Loop Plant Modeling; Part II - Loop Plant Electronics. Whole issue devoted to this subject.
'The following ten papers describe various models of the telephone loop plant. The papers cover work done chiefly during the previous decade, although the foundations of the work are often much older. The loop plant, which is described in detail in Section II of this overview, is a fruitful area for operations modeling... The loop plant is the part of the telephone network connecting the customer to the nearest switching office. As used here, Loop Plant covers both the physical network, and the activities required to operate it...' (from the introduction, overview)
CONTENTS -- N G Long - Overview; Freidenfelds - A Simple Model for Studying Feeder Capacity Expansion; Koontz - Economic Evaluation of Subscriber Pair Gain System Applications; Bell & Blum - Model of Cable Pairs Added at the Main Frames for a Large Entity; Marsh - the Feeder Allocation Process;
Koontz - An Approach to Modeling Operating Costs in the Loop Network; Freedman - Optimal Operating Policies for Serving Areas using Connect-Through Administration; Gibson - Cost Models for Loop Plant Work Operations using Semi-Markov Processes;
Stiles - Economic Design of Distribution Cable Networks; Dunn & Landwehr - Statistical Analyses of Costs in Loop Plant Operations; Aughenbaugh & Stump - The Facility Analysis Plan - new methodology for improving Loop Plant operations;
PART II - Loop Plant Electronics - F T Andrews, Jr - Overview; Sschatz and Schwartz - Planning for Loop Electronic Systems; Morgen - Maintenance and Administration of Loop Electronics; Hawley and Stiefel - Voice Frequency Electronics for Loop Applications;
Rao - Analog Loop Carrier Systems; Manfred, Nelson and Sharpless - Digital Loop Carrier Systems; Avaneas and Brown - The Loop Switching System; Henn and Williamson - Physical Design Considerations; contributors to this issue.