Accession Number : ADD011779

Title :   Optical Disc Transport System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Gilson,A P

Report Date : 21 May 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A carrousel disc transport system has a donut shaped cartridge storage module, a changer and a record/read station. The changer is centrally located in said donut shaped module and selectively removes or replaces selected cartridges. A carrier of the changer has a carriage that is translated along a ball screw to be positioned over the storage module. A pair of transporting arms connected to drive means engages the selected cartridge in the module. The driving means of the ball screw transfer the carriage with the arms to move the cartridge to a transfer location where a second transporting means moves the cartridge to the record/read station. The reverse is required to replace the selected cartridge in the module.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *OPTICAL STORAGE, *POSITIONING DEVICES(MACHINERY), DISKS, CONTAINERS, TRANSPORT

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE