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Mechanical cooler development program for ASTER
Author(s): Masakuni Kawada; Hiroyuki Fujisada
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Paper Abstract

Two long life mechanical cryocoolers for the ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) instrument of the EOS-A platform are intended to cool down infrared detectors for short-wave infrared and thermal infrared bands. The ASTER cryocoolers based on a split-Stirling cycle have to meet the requirements of a long operation life of 50,000 h and low mechanical vibration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1490, Future European and Japanese Remote-Sensing Sensors and Programs, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46635
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Masakuni Kawada, Electrotechnical Lab., AIST, MITI (Japan)
Hiroyuki Fujisada, Electrotechnical Lab., AIST, MITI (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1490:
Future European and Japanese Remote-Sensing Sensors and Programs
Philip N. Slater, Editor(s)

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