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The Data Storage Systems Center

The DSSC Approach to Research


Research efforts within the DSSC encompass a variety of activities related to Information Storage Systems. Working in close collaboration with our industrial affiliates we are developing the fundamental underpinnings of information storage technologies as well as helping to create new technologies for information storage.

Our topics of research include:

  • Alternative Storage
  • Channels - Algorithms and Coding
  • Channels - Hardware Implementations
  • Heads - Read
  • Heads - Write
  • Mechanics - Disk
  • Mechanics - Tape
  • Media - HAMR
  • Media - Patterned
  • Media - Perpendicular
  • Media - Tape
  • Memory - MRAM
  • Memory - Probe
  • Memory - RRAM
  • Servos
  • Tribology - Contamination and Wear
  • Tribology - Lubricants