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Ultrareliable pulse tube cryocooler with a flexure-bearing linear- drive compressor
Author(s): Patrick Curlier
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Paper Abstract

The requirements for ultrareliable miniature cryocoolers with affordable price is growing up for the military, space and commercial Infrared applications. For surveillance application operating 24 hours around the clock, a MTTF in the range of 20 000 hours is targeted today by the potential users. To reach this goal, a technical breakthrough is necessary and a combination of an ultrareliable linear drive compressor based on flexure bearings and a Pulse Tube coldfinger is proposed. The progress on miniature pulse tube and the development status of the compressor assembly is presented. Keywords: Ultrareliable cryocooler Pulse Tube, flexure bearings, affordable price.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2744, Infrared Technology and Applications XXII, (27 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243471
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Patrick Curlier, Cryotechnologies SA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2744:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija S. Scholl, Editor(s)

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