AuthorWood, Tracy G.
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AbstractA radically different magnetic recording approach is proposed to solve the very high density and very high data rate requirements of the 1980's. In direct contrast to the industry's traditional approach of head-per-track longitudinal recording is a multi-track rotary helical recorder using narrow tracks. This technique is described. These narrow tracks, in conjunction with a novel development called "Automatic Scan Tracking" (AST), make possible the development of a family of recorders with data rates up to one (1) gigabits per second with user packing densities of five (5) megabits per square inch and a bit error rate performance better than one (1) part in a million (106) without aid of error detection and correction codes.
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