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Development Of Optical Visual Information System Wired City Project In Higashi Ikoma
Author(s): Masahiro Kawahata
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Paper Abstract

In March 1976, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan initiated a development project of an optical fiber trans-mission system with a budgetary allocation of approximately $17 million over the four-year period 1976-79 through the Visual Information System Development Association (VISDA). This project is one of the most advanced projects in the field of optical fiber communication systems applied to interactive CATV. VISDA emphasizes that an optical fiber communication system has advantages over a coaxial cable system: (1) Large transmission capacity per cross-sectional area.(2) Low price projection per information channel.(3) Stimulation of the related optical fiber system industry. The main objective of this project is to explore an ideal information transmission system for a modern society where there exists a high density of information storage and transfer. Toward this end, the Japanese Government and related industries are determined to combine their efforts for the successful completion of this ambitious project of an optical fiber information transmission system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1977
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0099, 3rd European Electro-Optics Conf, (10 April 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955305
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Masahiro Kawahata, Visual Information System Development Association (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0099:
3rd European Electro-Optics Conf
Herbert A. Elion, Editor(s)

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