Patent Number: 7,088,546

Title: Method to reject disk drive disturbance

Abstract: Track mis-registration (TMR) correction is conditionally made in a hard disk drive using servo data in a closed loop servo control scheme, along with one or more alternative sensing schemes when an external shock or vibration occurs. The alternative sensing schemes include measurement of spindle motor speed using a frequency of servo markers read from a rotating disk, voice control motor (VCM) back emf, spindle motor speed back emf, and accelerometer readings. The predicted TMR resulting from the signal generated by the alternative sensing scheme(s) is simulated based upon a model of the disk drive system, and corrections are applied only if the expected TMR due to the disturbances is large enough that application of the corrections using the alternative sensing scheme would be likely to reduce the overall TMR. In one case, actual operation is occasionally performed with and without corrective TMR feedback from the selected sensing scheme(s), and the actual values are compared with predictions from the system model and the results are used to update the system model.

Inventors: Ehrlich; Richard M. (Saratoga, CA)

Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G11B 5/596 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018