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Use of high-thermal conductivity composites in cryogenic systems
Author(s): W. Travis Horton; J. Clair Batty
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Paper Abstract

Thermal links are essential to the successful operation of many of today's advanced space systems. The aerospace industry constantly searches for new, more efficient means of moving thermal energy away from sensitive instruments. As current technologies continue to advance, satellites become smaller and better than before. Work must continue, however, to develop more efficient, lightweight thermal links. Recent advances in the construction of carbon based composite fibers now allows the possibility of designing a thermal link with an impressive combination of low mass.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2814, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments VII, (14 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.254145
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W. Travis Horton, Utah State Univ. (United States)
J. Clair Batty, Utah State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2814:
Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments VII
Lawrence G. Burriesci; James B. Heaney, Editor(s)

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