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Refrigerators For Cooling Spaceborne Sensors
Author(s): R. W. Breckenridge
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the present status of development of rotary reciprocating refrigerators, which are closed cycle, cryogenic refrigerators specifically designed for cooling space-borne sensors on extended missions. Three machines will be described: a two temperature level Brayton cycle refrigerator which has been built and tested, a three temperature level Brayton cycle refrigerator which is in the early stages of development, and a two temperature level Stirling cycle refrigerator which is in the conceptual design stage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 1980
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0245, Cryogenically Cooled Sensor Technology, (3 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959341
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R. W. Breckenridge, Arthur D.Little, Inc (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0245:
Cryogenically Cooled Sensor Technology
Ronald J. Huppi, Editor(s)

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