ALTAIR Tarsus Archive Data (TAD) Files

  • The ALTAIR software in conjunction with the Tarsus card stores PCM data in the Tarsus Archive Data (TAD) format files

  • TAD files are binary files where each minor frame has a 12-byte TAD Minor Frame Header

  • The TAD Minor Frame Header includes the time stamp of the minor frame and the status of the Bit Sync and Frame Sync

  • Each minor frame is zero padded to fill 32-bit integers. A 250-bit minor frame would be sixteen 32-bit integers with the last 32-bit integer padded with six zeros at the end

  • DEWESoft also records data in the TAD file format

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