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Leonard Kleinrock's best-known and significant work is his early work on queueing theory, which has applications in many fields, among them as a key mathematical background to message switching as well as to packet switching, which became one of the underlying technologies of the Internet. His initial contribution to this field was his doctoral thesis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1962, published in book form in 1964; he later published several of the standard works on the subject.
After Lawrence Roberts learned about packet switching in 1967, he sought out Kleinrock who carried out the theoretical work to model the performance of packet-switched networks that underpinned the development of the ARPANET, the forerunner of the Internet.
[IT] was this concept of packet switching that provided me with the seed of an IDEA of establishing some method of communication over the Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network (AFTN) • between the London ATCC and Brussels ATC • in order to facilitate a more expeditious methodology of Radar Handovers at the Dover VOR.
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