Accession Number : AD0164135

Title :   Tape Recorder.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Roberts,William E. ; Barry,Gerald J.

Report Date : 25 JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The patent describes a tape recorder having a motor with a shaft, a pair of tape storage reels which are mounted rotatably on the shaft and are mechanically interconnected by constant torque springs, a tape drive capstan fixed to the shaft for withdrawing magnetic tape from either of the tape storage reels, and magnetic recording heads positioned immediately adjacent the grooved periphery of the capstan for erasing, recording, and reading recorded information on a plurality of tracks carried by the magnetic tape. Circuitry is provided to cause the recorder to continuously record data without rewinding at a low speed, the oldest recorded data being continuously erased during the recording of new data; and remotely actuatable apparatus is provided to cause the recorder to play back and transmit the recorded data at high speed in reverse sequence.

Descriptors :   (*Tape recorders, *Patents), Magnetic tape, Reels, Storage

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE