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Rotary Head Magnetic Tape Recorder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000082701D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Frost, WT: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A magnetic tape recorder includes a rotary head that scans a stationary tape longitudinally along a track sector. A multiplicity of parallel track sectors form a block of data, which may also include servo information. The tape is moved laterally to enable recording and reading of parallel track sectors, and is moved longitudinally after a block of A magnetic tape recorder includes a rotary head that scans a stationary tape longitudinally along a track sector. A multiplicity of parallel track sectors form a block of data, which may also include servo information. The tape is moved laterally to enable recording and reading of parallel track sectors, and is moved longitudinally after a block of data has been recorded or read.

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Rotary Head Magnetic Tape Recorder

A magnetic tape recorder includes a rotary head that scans a stationary tape longitudinally along a track sector. A multiplicity of parallel track sectors form a block of data, which may also include servo information. The tape is moved laterally to enable recording and reading of parallel track sectors, and is moved longitudinally after a block of A magnetic tape recorder includes a rotary head that scans a stationary tape longitudinally along a track sector. A multiplicity of parallel track sectors form a block of data, which may also include servo information. The tape is moved laterally to enable recording and reading of parallel track sectors, and is moved longitudinally after a block of data has been recorded or read.

In operation, a tape reel 12 is extracted from a cartridge 14 and positioned on a lead screw 16 by a drive collar 18. A servo motor 20 feeds the tape over the rotating head 10 onto a similar tape reel holder and drive mechanism. The drive collar 18 is arranged to hold the tape in a fixed position in a longitudinal direction, while being able to move the tape in an orthogonal direction relative to the plane of the rotating head 10, so that a plurality of parallel track sectors may be registered within a longitudinal block.

The arrangement also allows the use of a multiplicity of heads that will scan the different parallel track sectors simultaneously.

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