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Affordable pulse-tube cryocooler with clearance seal linear drive compressor for scientific space applications
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 scientific space application 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. A technical description of the cryocooler is presented and a dynamic vibration control system is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2817, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing IV, (21 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255181
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Patrick Curlier, Cryotechnologies SA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2817:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing IV
Marija S. Scholl; Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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