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Balloon-Borne Video Cassette Recorders For Digital Data Storage

Althouse, W. E. and Cook, W. R. (1985) Balloon-Borne Video Cassette Recorders For Digital Data Storage. In: Proceedings of the 19th International Cosmic Ray Conference. Vol.3. Goddard Space Flight Center , Green Belt, MD, pp. 395-397.

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A high-speed, high-capacity digital data storage system has been developed for a new balloon-borne gamma-ray telescope {see paper 0G9.2-2). The system incorporates sophisticated, yet easy to use and economical consumer products: the portable video cassette recorder (VCR) and a relatively newer item - the "digital audio processor". The in-flight recording system employs eight VCRs and will provide a continuous data storage rate of 1.4 megabits/sec throughout a 40 hour balloon flight. Data storage capacity is 25 gigabytes and power consumption is only 10 watts.

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Additional Information:© NASA/STI. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. This work was supported in part by NASA grant NGR 05-002-160.
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory
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Non-Subject Keywords:Balloon-Borne Instruments, Gamma Rays, Magnetic Recording, Spectroscopic Telescopes, Video Data, Video Tape Recorders, Analog To Digital Converters, Balloon Sounding, Data Converters, Data Storage, Digital Data, Digital Techniques, Video Equipment
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