Accession Number : ADA360578
Title : Reconnaissance Data Recording Study
Descriptive Note : Final technical rept 31 Dec 94-31 Dec 95
Corporate Author : SYNECTICS CORP ROME NY
Personal Author(s) : Lanckton, Arnold H.
Report Date : 15 FEB 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 88
Abstract : Synectics Corporation conducted a study of recording technologies with the potential to meet the requirements for future reconnaissance imaging systems. We also performed an assessment of potential "dual-use" applications of the Sony DVR-2 magnetic tape recorder and the SrFODS, an optical disk advanced development program. The purpose of these two tasks was to prepare a technology road map and a prototype development plan for a recording system that can meet the continuing evolution of imaging sensors. The key finding resulting from this study was that there is a tremendous commercial demand for recording technology that can cost effectively be applied to the military reconnaissance mission. The technology road map and prototype development plan prepared under this study builds upon the "dual-use" application of commercial recording media and uses a system concept embodied in commercial Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) systems. An HSM solution provides a system concept that isolates reconnaissance sensors from the changes in the media technologies, and allows recording systems to be reconfigured to meet particular sensor demands, such as changes in data rates, sensor formats, and number of sensors, distributing the recording components within the platform, and may other positive solutions to the reconnaissance recording problem.
Descriptors : *PROTOTYPES , *OPTICAL DATA , *DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS , *HIERARCHIES , *DUAL MODE , *RECONNAISSANCE , *DISK RECORDING SYSTEMS , COMMERCE , DETECTORS , DATA MANAGEMENT , COSTS , SOLUTIONS(GENERAL) , IMAGES , MISSIONS , FORMATS , EVOLUTION(GENERAL) , MEDIA , DATA RATE.
Subject Categories : RECORDING AND PLAYBACK DEVICES
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE