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AbstractTo improve the performance of tape recorders operating under severe vibration, acceleration, and shock environments, two new flutter reduction design concepts have been developed: 1. Capstan servoing during the recording process to servo out flutter before it is recorded. 2. A new reel drive system in which the reels are coupled together to minimize tape tension variations and eliminate the possibility of throwing a tape loop. Test data on a prototype spaceborne recorder has proven the validity of the concept. The prototype has shown a capability to reduce flutter by factors ranging from 3 to 10 over conventional high-environrnent recorders. Typical flutter performance figures on the prototype (which accommodates 600 feet of 0.25" wide tape and operates at 30 ips) are: 0.36% p/p to 5000 Hz - on the bench 1.8% p/p to 5000 Hz - under environment (20 g rms random vibration) Time displacement errors (TDE) are ± 3 microseconds - on the bench ± 6 microseconds - under environment (20 g rms random vibration)
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