Air Force eyes new optical storage system

Experts at Call/Recall Inc. of San Diego are developing an optical storage system that can hold as much as 10 times more data than today?s most advanced optical disks. Call/Recall is working under a $2.4 million 30-month contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate in Rome, N.Y. The project, called Multi-Layer WORM Disk, is to record and play back data. The system will offer storage of about 100 gigabits and will be about two cubic feet in size. OOur goal is to co

Nov 1st, 1998

Experts at Call/Recall Inc. of San Diego are developing an optical storage system that can hold as much as 10 times more data than today?s most advanced optical disks. Call/Recall is working under a $2.4 million 30-month contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate in Rome, N.Y. The project, called Multi-Layer WORM Disk, is to record and play back data. The system will offer storage of about 100 gigabits and will be about two cubic feet in size. OOur goal is to combine both the recording and readout operations in a single system,O says Fred Haritatos, the

program manager in the directorate?s Information and Intelligence Exploitation Division. OCall/Recall will build a box to include the laser and mirrors, lenses, motor to rotate the disk, and all the electronics to convert from an optical output to the electrical signal used by a computer.O J.K.

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