Martin J. Miles

Abstract: The six volumes of this report are: Volume 1. Overview; Volume 2. Experiment Design; Volume 3. Data Extraction; Volume 4. Data Reduction; Volume 5. Data Analysis; Volume 6. Data Display This volume is an overview of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) specifications for performance evaluation of data communication services and the NTIA implementation. The specifications are described in ANS X3.102 (the standard that specifies the user-oriented and system–independent performance parameters) and ANS X3.141 (the standard that specifies uniform methods to evaluate them). The performance parameters are evaluated in four phases: experiment design, data extraction, data reduction, and data analysis. A fifth phase, data display, is an NTIA enhancement.

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