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Towards a 1000 tracks digital tape recorderAs the demand for high data rate (up to 1 Gb/s), high density (down to 1 sq micron/bit) tape recorder increases, the main investigation trend is an improvement of the well known helical scan concept. The drawbacks of this technology are also well known; sophisticated mechanics, head to tape contact, and wear problems. In our fixed head approach, the recorder mechanics is made much more simple, but the complexity is turned towards the integrated magnetic components, which have to record and reproduce hundreds of tracks in parallel. Our multiplexed write inductive head and magneto-optical readout head will be described, and the global system performances evaluated.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Coutellier, J. M.
(Laboratoire Central de Recherches Thomson-CSF Orsay, France)
Castera, J. P.
(Laboratoire Central de Recherches Thomson-CSF Orsay, France)
Colineau, J.
(Laboratoire Central de Recherches Thomson-CSF Orsay, France)
Lehureau, J. C.
(Laboratoire Central de Recherches Thomson-CSF Orsay, France)
Maurice, F.
(Thomson Consumer Electronics Illkirch, France)
Hanna, C.
(Thomson Consumer Electronics Illkirch, France)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center, Goddard Conference on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies, Volume 1,
Subject Category
Instrumentation And Photography
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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