Abstract: A damping reduction suspension system is used in conjunction with a frequency dependent mass measuring unit to increase the accuracy and speed of mass measurement. The damping reduction system comprises a relatively low frequency suspension system coupled dynamically with a relatively high frequency mass measuring unit to minimize energy loss from the oscillating measuring element.
Abstract: Signal recording method and apparatus for efficiently correcting a bit error due to dropout occurred in recording an analog data into a digital data and reproducing the digital data is disclosed. The digital signal converted from the analog signal is divided into a plurality of groups to each of which a parity check bit is added. Record pattern is recorded on a record medium by a recording apparatus in accordance with a regular coding such as FM (frequency modulation) or MFM (modified frequency modulation) coding such that more than one bits in a group are not simultaneously influenced by the dropout, e.g. individual bits in a group are spaced from each other by several tracks. On reproducing, the coded digital signal is decoded into the original digital signal and the dropout is detected utilizing the nature of the regularity of the coding. The parity is checked for each of the groups.