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Performance testing of a large heat lift 40 to 80K pulse tube cooler for space applications
Author(s): T. Trollier; J. Tanchon; J. Buquet; G. Aigouy; A. Ravex; I. Charles; A. Coynel; L. Duband; E. Ercolani; L. Guillemet; J. Mullié; T. Benschop; M. Linder
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Paper Abstract

A Large heat lift 40 to 80K Pulse Tube Cooler (LPTC) has been designed, manufactured and tested in partnership between AL/DTA, CEA/SBT and THALES Cryogenics BV. The Engineering Model specification of 2.3 W cooling power at 50 K for 10°C rejection temperature and maximum 160 watts electrical input power has been reached. The as built model weighs 5.13 kg. The thermal and mechanical performances are presented and discussed. This work is funded by the European Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC Contract N°18433/04/NL/AR) in the frame of future Earth Observation instruments development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6542, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIII, 65422K (13 June 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.721514
Show Author Affiliations
T. Trollier, Air Liquide DTA (France)
J. Tanchon, Air Liquide DTA (France)
J. Buquet, Air Liquide DTA (France)
G. Aigouy, Air Liquide DTA (France)
A. Ravex, Air Liquide DTA (France)
I. Charles, CEA/Service des Basses Températures (France)
A. Coynel, CEA/Service des Basses Températures (France)
L. Duband, CEA/Service des Basses Températures (France)
E. Ercolani, CEA/Service des Basses Températures (France)
L. Guillemet, CEA/Service des Basses Températures (France)
J. Mullié, Thales Cryogenics B.V. (Netherlands)
T. Benschop, Thales Cryogenics B.V. (Netherlands)
M. Linder, European Space Agency, ESTEC (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6542:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIII
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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