Design and Comparison of Error Correctors Using Clustering in Holographic Data Storage System

  • Kim, Sang-Hoon (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University) ;
  • Kim, Jang-Hyun (Department of Electrical Engineering, Yonsei University) ;
  • Yang, Hyun-Seok (Department of Electrical Engineering, Yonsei University) ;
  • Park, Young-Pil (Department of Electrical Engineering, Yonsei University)
  • Published : 2005.06.02


Data storage related with writing and retrieving requires high storage capacity, fast transfer rate and less access time in. Today any data storage system can not satisfy these conditions, but holographic data storage system can perform faster data transfer rate because it is a page oriented memory system using volume hologram in writing and retrieving data. System architecture without mechanical actuating part is possible, so fast data transfer rate and high storage capacity about 1Tb/cm3 can be realized. In this paper, to correct errors of binary data stored in holographic digital data storage system, find cluster centers using clustering algorithm and reduce intensities of pixels around centers. We archive the procedure by two algorithms of C-mean and subtractive clustering, and compare the results of the two algorithms. By using proper clustering algorithm, the intensity profile of data page will be uniform and the better data storage system can be realized.