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Optical Storage System Architecture
Author(s): Oliver Bessette
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Paper Abstract

A Spaceflight Optical Disk Recorder (SODR) is being developed by NASA. A primary goal of the SODR program is to develop a modular SODR system architecture which can address a wide range of Mass Storage applications from spaceflight to ground based systems and a modular performance configurability from small capacity and low data rates to very large capacity and very high data rates. First application on EOS, a polar orbiting platform of the Space Station system, has been used to drive the SODR design. This established a range of performance requirements for the system. A modular architecture was then developed which allows an SODR system to be configured from a suite of modules to meet any storage capacity, I/O data rate and thruput rate in increments governed by each module's performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1078, Optical Data Storage Topical Meeting, (19 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952750
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Oliver Bessette, GE/GCSD (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1078:
Optical Data Storage Topical Meeting
Gordon R. Knight; Clark N. Kurtz, Editor(s)

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