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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 51 (1967)

Issue: 5. (May)

First Page: 814

Last Page: 814

Title: Standard Digital Seismic Formats: ABSTRACT

Author(s): David S. Mathews

Article Type: Meeting abstract


Various factors must be considered in answering the question, "Which tape format?" Texas Instruments chose the 21-track format after 50 engineering man-years of study. Higher data transfer rates can be made using the 9 track rather than the 7 track. A comparison of 21 track versus 9 track capabilities is made in regard to ability to handle the number of seismic channels, format and gain recovery, efficiency, reliability, the recording of the actual time of the sample, edge effects, and economics.

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