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Title: Method and apparatus for data decoding and processing

Abstract

A system and technique is disclosed for automatically controlling the decoding and digitizaiton of an analog tape. The system includes the use of a tape data format which includes a plurality of digital codes recorded on the analog tape in a predetermined proximity to a period of recorded analog data. The codes associated with each period of analog data include digital identification codes prior to the analog data, a start of data code coincident with the analog data recording, and an end of data code subsequent to the associated period of recorded analog data. The formatted tape is decoded in a processing and digitization system which includes an analog tape player coupled to a digitizer to transmit analog information from the recorded tape over at least one channel to the digitizer. At the same time, the tape player is coupled to a decoder and interface system which detects and decodes the digital codes on the tape corresponding to each period of recorded analog data and controls tape movement and digitizer initiation in response to preprogramed modes. A host computer is also coupled to the decoder and interface system and the digitizer and programmed to initiate specific modes of data decodingmore » through the decoder and interface system including the automatic compilation and storage of digital identification information and digitized data for the period of recorded analog data corresponding to the digital identification data, compilation and storage of selected digitized data representing periods of recorded analog data, and compilation of digital identification information related to each of the periods of recorded analog data.« less

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Webster, NY
  2. Schenectady, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Knolls Atomic Power Lab. (KAPL), Niskayuna, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868154
Patent Number(s):
5084787
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G11 - INFORMATION STORAGE G11B - INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER
DOE Contract Number:  
AC12-76SN00052
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; data; decoding; processing; technique; disclosed; automatically; controlling; digitizaiton; analog; tape; format; plurality; digital; codes; recorded; predetermined; proximity; period; associated; identification; prior; start; code; coincident; recording; subsequent; formatted; decoded; digitization; player; coupled; digitizer; transmit; information; channel; time; decoder; interface; detects; decodes; corresponding; controls; movement; initiation; response; preprogramed; modes; host; computer; programmed; initiate; specific; including; automatic; compilation; storage; digitized; selected; representing; periods; related; data corresponding; data representing; analog data; automatically control; identification information; information related; host computer; data recording; /360/

Citation Formats

Hunter, Timothy M, and Levy, Arthur J. Method and apparatus for data decoding and processing. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Hunter, Timothy M, & Levy, Arthur J. Method and apparatus for data decoding and processing. United States.
Hunter, Timothy M, and Levy, Arthur J. Wed . "Method and apparatus for data decoding and processing". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868154.
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abstractNote = {A system and technique is disclosed for automatically controlling the decoding and digitizaiton of an analog tape. The system includes the use of a tape data format which includes a plurality of digital codes recorded on the analog tape in a predetermined proximity to a period of recorded analog data. The codes associated with each period of analog data include digital identification codes prior to the analog data, a start of data code coincident with the analog data recording, and an end of data code subsequent to the associated period of recorded analog data. The formatted tape is decoded in a processing and digitization system which includes an analog tape player coupled to a digitizer to transmit analog information from the recorded tape over at least one channel to the digitizer. At the same time, the tape player is coupled to a decoder and interface system which detects and decodes the digital codes on the tape corresponding to each period of recorded analog data and controls tape movement and digitizer initiation in response to preprogramed modes. A host computer is also coupled to the decoder and interface system and the digitizer and programmed to initiate specific modes of data decoding through the decoder and interface system including the automatic compilation and storage of digital identification information and digitized data for the period of recorded analog data corresponding to the digital identification data, compilation and storage of selected digitized data representing periods of recorded analog data, and compilation of digital identification information related to each of the periods of recorded analog data.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
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