Accession Number : ADA188391

Title :   Optical Disk Based Acquisition System (ODAS) Description and Report Following the First Deployment during the Prudhoe Bay Experiment Spring 1987 (PRUDEX).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s) : Von Der Heydt, Keith

PDF Url : ADA188391

Report Date : Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : This is a report on the use of one vendor's optical disk system for the archiving of data in the field. Two Optimem 1000 units are part of an acquisition system used by the Arctic acoustics groups at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during an ice-camp based experiment conducted during March of 1987 north of Alaska, (PRUDEX). Data recording and disk directory formats developed specifically for continuous recording of multichannel data are described as well as the acquisition system itself. A brief overview of available optical disk drive systems and their applicability to use in the field for storage of large volumes of data is given. Keywords: Data storage; Field conditions.

Descriptors :   *DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, *DISKS, *DRIVES, *MULTICHANNEL, *OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, *RECORDING SYSTEMS, ACOUSTICS, ARCTIC REGIONS, DEPLOYMENT, DETECTORS, DIRECTORIES, FIELD CONDITIONS, FORMATS, MASSACHUSETTS, STORAGE, VOLUME

Subject Categories : Recording and Playback Devices
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE