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Research Papers: Magnetic Storage

Measurement and Sources of Lateral Tape Motion: A Review

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Bart Raeymaekers1

Center for Magnetic Recording Research, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0401bart@talkelab.ucsd.edu

Frank E. Talke

Center for Magnetic Recording Research, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0401

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Corresponding author.

J. Tribol 131(1), 011903 (Dec 02, 2008) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3002332 History: Received July 05, 2007; Revised September 08, 2008; Published December 02, 2008

The sources of lateral tape motion in a tape drive are reviewed. Currently used measurement methods and models for lateral tape motion are analyzed and compared. The effect of roller run-out, tape edge contact, and tape tension transients on lateral tape motion is discussed. A dual stage actuator tape head is investigated to improve track-following capability and increase the track density on a magnetic tape.

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Evolution of the areal density

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(a) LTM signal and (b) 1 kHz high pass filtered LTM signal

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Standard deviation of LTM versus cutoff frequency

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LTM measurement: (a) optical edge sensor, (b) PES signal, and (c) magnetic signal

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Experimental setup for tape edge contact force measurement with acoustic emission

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Active guiding concept

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Noncontact tape tension measurement by Smith and Sievers (46)

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Noncontact tape tension measurement by Imaino (47)

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Noncontact tape tension measurement by Raeymaekers (28)

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Schematic of a dual stage actuator tape head

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