3 October 1988 Miniature Mechanical Refrigerators For Space Use
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The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) is involved with two space projects that require cooled infrared detectors operating at about 80 K; the Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR), and the Improved Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder (ISAMS). In addition, a two stage Stirling-cycle cooler is being developed for space use. This will act as a precooler for a 4 K Joule-Thomson expansion stage. This paper describes the development and performance of these refrigerators.
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T W Bradshaw, A H Orlowska, "Miniature Mechanical Refrigerators For Space Use", Proc. SPIE 0915, Recent Developments in Infrared Components and Subsystems, (3 October 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945538; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945538

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