Publication Date

1985

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Blank, Gary L.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Industry and Technology

LCSH

Computer storage devices||Electric motors, Direct current

Abstract

This thesis investigates the possibility of increasing the storage capacity of a rigid disk using a variable velocity Brushless DC motor. An introduction is made to the two major disk storage systems: floppy disk drives and Winchester disk drives. A tutorial is presented on the various constraints imposed on information storage by these two systems. Fixed speed is the constraint focused on and the remainder of the study investigates the possibility of lifting this constraint. A computer simulation utilizing Boeing's EASY5 simulation program is used to model and simulate a Winchester disk storage system using a Brushless DC motor as the spindle drive. Observations are made on system performance, system limitations, and suggestions on areas that require future investigation.

Comments

Bibliography: pages [63]-65.

Extent

ix, 78 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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