Magnetic tape indexing system

  1. (PDF, 1 MB)
DOIResolve DOI:
AuthorSearch for: ; Search for:
TypeTechnical Report
Series titleERB; no. ERB-691
Physical description12 p.
AbstractA method is described of indexing positions on a magnetic tape recording so that, on playback, any selected indexed position may be located with a positional error of less than one inch of tape for index numbers up to 1024. The system utilizes groups of square waves, each group having a number of cycles determined by the index number assigned. When read, only groups having the desired number of cycles are accepted; when this occurs, an electrical signal is generated and used to initiate read-out from other tape channels. The circuit given is readily adatable to any tape speed, or to a greater or lesser number of indices, as required, and can be used to locate the indexed positions with the tape travelling in either the forward or reverse direction.
Publication date
PublisherNational Research Council of Canada, Radio and Electrical Engineering Division
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number22101
NPARC number21274237
Export citationExport as RIS
Report a correctionReport a correction
Record identifiera1a1a02e-f9e7-4050-a807-6dc68548008f
Record created2015-02-27
Record modified2016-10-03
Bookmark and share
  • Share this page with Facebook (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Twitter (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Google+ (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Delicious (Opens in a new window)