Schemes for random-double-track-error correction (RDTEC) in magnetic tapes are presented. Assuming (z minus 1)-bit data bytes, a w-track tape with w equals z plus i, i greater than equivalent to 0, will have (i plus 1) tracks provided for redundancy. Two such cases, z and z plus 1, are considered with details for 9-track and 10-track formats. RDTEC is obtained by judiciously interleaving multiple copies of a code defined over a nonbinary field.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1980|
|Event||Dig Pap FTCS 10, Int Symp on Fault-Tolerant Comput, 10th - Kyoto, Jpn|
Duration: Oct 1 1980 → Oct 3 1980
|Other||Dig Pap FTCS 10, Int Symp on Fault-Tolerant Comput, 10th|
|Period||10/1/80 → 10/3/80|