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16 August 1983 Bench Cooling The Thematic Mapper
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In-situ infrared detector cooling in an ambient air environment is a desirable feature for space-borne instruments. Many system-level tests can be conducted at reduced cost (as compared to vacuum chamber tests) if reliable, controllable spot-cooling of the detectors can be achieved using a "bench cooler". This paper describes a bench cooler designed for spot-cooling the infrared detectors of the Thematic Mapper (TM) instrument. The mechanical and thermodynamic design of the bench cooling system is presented along with system test results.
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D. J. Kuyper and J. S. Buller "Bench Cooling The Thematic Mapper", Proc. SPIE 0364, Technologies of Cryogenically Cooled Sensors and Fourier Transform Spectrometers II, (16 August 1983);

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