Accession Number : ADA224028


Title :   Optical Storage Technology Subgroup (FIMUG)


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAB


Personal Author(s) : Keenan, E. D. ; Radhakrishnan, N.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA224028


Report Date : APR 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 126


Abstract : User acceptance of optical storage technology has been slow because of problems pertaining to access time, transfer rates, and lack of industry standards. This technology, however, offers three distinct advantages over the present high-density magnetic media: greater storage density; less sensitivity to data corruption, contamination, or malicious alteration; and elimination of mechanical damage. The most prevalent optical storage media are Compact Disc- Read Only Memory (CD-ROM), Write Once Read Many (WORM), and Erasable Optical Discs (EOD). These media are described and evaluated according to their capabilities and limitations within each of the Information Management (IR) areas. The individual IR areas (namely, Library, Printing, Records Management, Visual, Scientific and Engineering, and Automation) are considered in relation to the current level of optical technology, and options for the US Army Corps of Engineers are presented. Keywords: Management information systems; Optical storage; Digital computers; Disks.


Descriptors :   *OPTICAL MATERIALS , *OPTICAL STORAGE , OPTICS , MECHANICAL PROPERTIES , MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , DATA MANAGEMENT , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , DAMAGE , RATES , HIGH DENSITY , STANDARDS , USER NEEDS , ACCESS TIME , MEDIA , RECORDS MANAGEMENT , TRANSFER , STORAGE , CONTAMINATION , PRINTING , ELIMINATION , ACCEPTABILITY , DIGITAL COMPUTERS , MAGNETIC MATERIALS , DENSITY , OPTICAL PROPERTIES


Subject Categories : INFORMATION SCIENCE
      COMPUTER HARDWARE
      RECORDING AND PLAYBACK DEVICES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE