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Head Failure Detector For A Magnetic Head

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052073D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bailey, JA Black, RG Gersbach, JE Lewkowicz, J Rajagalapan, R [+details]

Abstract

In magnetic recording it is difficult to pinpoint failing elements in the recording channels. For example, when there is no readback signal, it is not obvious which portion, i.e., the write or read portion, of a recording channel failed.