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Spin Mount System - A Test System For An Infrared Sensor
Author(s): Philip Pressel
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Paper Abstract

The spin mount system for testing an infrared sensor assembly is a state-of-the-art test facility in which cryogen (gaseous helium at 5 K) is fed through a unique rotary coupling to a rotating infrared detector. The system is rotationally stable about its spin axis to less than +10 microradians while operating at 1500 rpm in air or vacuum, with cryogen flowing. Optical techniques are used to monitor the dynamic motion of the rotor. The project was sponsored by AEDC, Air Force System Command, USAF, Arnold Air Force Station, TN 27289, under Contract No. F40600-81-C-0015.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 1984
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0430, Infrared Technology IX, (19 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.936403
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Philip Pressel, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0430:
Infrared Technology IX
Richard A. Mollicone; Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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