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Ruggedized Dewar design and construction for rocket launch survival
Author(s): Fred Nicol; Arn Adams; Thomas Coleman; John Moore; Steve McHugh; Gabriel A. Amparan
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Paper Abstract

Designing custom hardware for space payloads often imposes many constraints in terms of non-recurring design effort and material lead times. Transitioning the use of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) hardware for increased-severity environmental service can prove a desirable alternative when mission requirements have some flexibility in terms of weight and envelope. Surviving the extreme vibration conditions present during a rocket launch is one of the most difficult challenges for the use of COTS-based solutions. IRCameras has provided a pathway means of ruggedizing common weak links within Integrated Dewar Cooler Assembly (IDCA) to support CubeSat space launch missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2019
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 11002, Infrared Technology and Applications XLV, 1100207 (7 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2519175
Show Author Affiliations
Fred Nicol, IRCameras, LLC (United States)
Arn Adams, IRCameras, LLC (United States)
Thomas Coleman, IRCameras, LLC (United States)
John Moore, IRCameras, LLC (United States)
Steve McHugh, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Gabriel A. Amparan, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11002:
Infrared Technology and Applications XLV
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Charles M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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