landing zone


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landing zone

[′land·iŋ ‚zōn]
(computer science)
The data-free area on the surface of a hard disk over which the read-write head comes to rest when the computer is shut off and the disk stops rotating.

landing zone

A safe non-data area on a hard disk used for parking the read/write head. See load/unload ramp.
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Others used their small excavation vehicles to move earth to expand the landing zone for helicopters bearing supplies and personnel to land.
It uses a gimbaled, high-resolution camera with infrared strobe and laser rangefinder to image a landing zone seconds before the helicopter enters the brownout cloud.
I expect the city to let me know tomorrow where our alternative landing zone will be," he said.
Captain Joel Sugdinis "watched with awe" as the dauntless aviators time and again dared the torrents of lead, risking everything for the wounded in Landing Zone Albany.
The two countries also agreed that each landing zone, measuring 75 meters in diameter, would be relocated to somewhere in the remaining training area prior to the major portion's reversion to Japan.
The failure of the Seals to reconnoiter the proposed Marine landing zone almost caused a disaster.
Mechanical hook tape is designed to be applied on a loop-based landing zone, applied on the diaper's front.
One important aspect of this is the human-machine interface, which has to be able to present pilots with all the information they need such as the next navigation point or nature of the landing zone at any given time and, and make sure that information is easily digestedin a user-friendly way.
After completing the full autorotation into the unprepared landing zone, he completed an emergency shutdown to preclude the possibility of a sprag-clutch reengagement.
The main feature of the agreement is the naming rights to Miller Park's AirTran Airways Landing Zone, an all-inclusive seating area at the Milwaukee Brewers' home stadium.
The UK Soft Landing Zone programme was recently set up by CUE in partnership with government body UK Trade and Investment in order to establish a network of British incubator offices around the globe.
The scheme, called the UK Soft Landing Zone programme, offers firms desk space in a dedicated office.