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A High Performance Optical Disc Drive Unit For Use In Non-Benevolent Environments
Author(s): A. M. Earman
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Paper Abstract

Optical Disc Mass Storage Systems provide for storage of large quantities of digital data on a relatively compact medium with negligible access delays. Until now, however, all Optical Disc Systems have been designed for laboratory or computer room environments. For many years, RCA has been a leader in production of compact, rugged magnetic recording equipment for use in tactical and other non-benevolent environments. Now, this technology is being applied to Optical Disc Systems and the result is a design of a compact, high-data-rate, high-capacity data recording system for field operation. Discussion topics include system architecture and physical configuration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1983
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0421, Optical Disks Systems and Applications, (10 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936097
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A. M. Earman, RCA Government Communications Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0421:
Optical Disks Systems and Applications
Edward V. Labudde, Editor(s)

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