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Ongoing life testing of the DRS infrared technologies flexure spring coolers
Author(s): Richard M. Rawlings
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Paper Abstract

Flexure spring suspensions have demonstrated the capability of extending cryocooler lifetimes for space-based and commercial cryocooler applications. In the mid-1990s DRS Infrared Technologies, L.P. began an effort to adapt this technology to cryocoolers for tactical sensor applications. The flexure spring suspension system resulting from that effort has been described in previous papers. The flexure spring designs met the various size, weight, performance, and implementation requirements. This paper presents an update of the environmental and life testing that has been done to qualify these designs for military sensor applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4820, Infrared Technology and Applications XXVIII, (23 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.453554
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Richard M. Rawlings, DRS Infrared Technologies, LP (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4820:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXVIII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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