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Overview of Air Force Research Laboratory cryogenic technology development programs
Author(s): Thomas M. Davis; Benny J. Tomlinson
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an overview of the cryogenic refrigerator and cryogenic integration programs in development and characterization under the Cryogenic Technology Group, Space Vehicles Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The vision statement for the group is to support the pace community as the center of excellence for developing and transitioning space cryogenic thermal management technologies. The primary customers for the AFRL cryogenic technology development programs are Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, the Air Force Space Based IR System Low program office, and other DoD space surveillance programs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3356, Space Telescopes and Instruments V, (28 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324513
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas M. Davis, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Benny J. Tomlinson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3356:
Space Telescopes and Instruments V
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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