Accession Number:

ADA224028

Title:

Optical Storage Technology Subgroup (FIMUG)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

126.0

Abstract:

User acceptance of optical storage technology has been slow because of problems pertaining to access time, transfer rates, and lack of industry standards. This technology, however, offers three distinct advantages over the present high-density magnetic media greater storage density less sensitivity to data corruption, contamination, or malicious alteration and elimination of mechanical damage. The most prevalent optical storage media are Compact Disc- Read Only Memory CD-ROM, Write Once Read Many WORM, and Erasable Optical Discs EOD. These media are described and evaluated according to their capabilities and limitations within each of the Information Management IR areas. The individual IR areas namely, Library, Printing, Records Management, Visual, Scientific and Engineering, and Automation are considered in relation to the current level of optical technology, and options for the US Army Corps of Engineers are presented. Keywords Management information systems Optical storage Digital computers Disks.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Hardware
  • Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE