Accession Number : ADD003734

Title :   Magnetic Tape Pulse Width to Digital Convertor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Dillon,Walter C ; Mesecar,Roderick S

Report Date : 07 Dec 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A magnetic tape translator for converting information on a magnetic tape having a format of short pulses and long pulses into the more unusual format of 1's and 0's, respectively is described. This is achieved by the use of a unique logic circuit employing a plurality of flip-flop devices, multivibrators and AND gates. The circuit has the advantage of being relatively insensitive to noise and may be used for 10-bit words.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Converters, *Magnetic recording systems, *Translators, *Magnetic tape, Digital systems, Flip flop circuits, Logic circuits, Leading edges, Multivibrators, Trailing edges, Signal processing, Automatic

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE