Accession Number : ADA329457

Title :   Strategic/Tactical Optical Disk System S/TODS Jukebox. Volume 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 89-Sep 96,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MARTIN COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS CAMDEN NJ

Personal Author(s) : Kozak, Tarsa

PDF Url : ADA329457

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : Rewritable optical disk technology affords the promise of larger storage capacity storage for many military applications. The original objective was to develop and deliver two advanced development model (ADM) optical disk storage systems for scientific and technical (S&T) reconnaissance aircraft and ground-based intelligence collection stations. The first ADM consisted of a single disk device capable of performing high-speed write, read and erase operations on a 14-inch diameter, rewritable optical disk. Each optical disk stores 12 gigabytes of user data. Key technical developments included the optical head assembly, optical disk media and high speed electronics design. The second ADM consisted of a fully automated optical disk jukebox storing 120 gigabytes. Key technical features include rugged, modular design for quick deployment set-up and tear-down, dual picker robotics for faster cycle time and an easily interchangeable disk cache for rapid data access in very large capacity applications. Both ADMS were designed, built and tested to comply with anticipated airborne and tactical environments.

Descriptors :   *RANDOM ACCESS COMPUTER STORAGE, *OPTICAL STORAGE, *MASS STORAGE, *DISK RECORDING SYSTEMS, DATA BASES, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), AIRBORNE, USER NEEDS, DATA RATE, COMPUTER FILES.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems
      Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE