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Miniature Cryogenic Coolers

  • S. B. Horn
  • T. T. Acord
  • P. K. Raimondi
  • B. T. Walters
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 21)

Abstract

Modem thermal imaging systems and other state-of-the-art devices with military and civilian applications have a requirement for a small, reliable, and highly efficient liquid-nitrogen-temperature refrigerator capable of handling the heat load provided by a detector array package or some other configuration. This need, which has triggered a sizable research and development engineering effort, has been complicated by a large number of applications, each of which has its own specific requirements often demanding a unique design. The basic requirements can be generalized into three broad areas:
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    Ultralight weight, low power, and low acoustic noise.

     
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    Remote cooling, high-shock environment.

     
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    Remote miniature cold head, extreme ambient temperatures.

     

Keywords

Thermal Design Instantaneous Press Cold Finger Fluoro Methyl Thermal Imaging System 
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References

  1. 1.
    S. B. Horn and M. E. Lumpkin, in: Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Vol. 19, Plenum Press, New York (1974), p. 221.Google Scholar
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    S. B. Horn, M. E. Lumpkin, and B. T. Walters, in: Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Vol. 19, Plenum Press, New York (1974), p. 216.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. B. Horn
    • 1
  • T. T. Acord
    • 1
  • P. K. Raimondi
    • 1
  • B. T. Walters
    • 1
  1. 1.U. S. Army Night Vision LaboratoryFt. BelvoirUSA

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