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Spaceworthy ADR: recent developments
Author(s): Aristides T. Serlemitsos; Brent A. Warner; Marcelino SanSebastian; Evan Kunes
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Paper Abstract

Recent developments concerning the performance and reliability of a spaceworthy adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator (ADR) for the AXAF X-ray spectrometer are considered. They include a procedure for growing the salt pill around a harness made up of 6080 gold-plated copper wires, a totally modular gas gap heat switch, and a suspension system utilizing Kevlar fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1340, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments IV, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23054
Show Author Affiliations
Aristides T. Serlemitsos, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Brent A. Warner, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Marcelino SanSebastian, S.T. Systems Corp. (United States)
Evan Kunes, S.T. Systems Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1340:
Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments IV
Ramsey K. Melugin; Gerald R. Pruitt, Editor(s)

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