5 May 2017 RICOR Cryocoolers for HOT IR detectors from development to optimization for industrialized production
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The modern needs of the electro-optical market for small low-power and light-weight IR systems are impelling research and development of High Operating Temperature (HOT) IR detectors, requiring development of dedicated “HOT” cryocoolers. The development of cryocoolers with emphasis on the “SWAP3” configuration means small size, low weight, improved performance, low power consumption and low price, in order to optimize IDDCA for future hand held thermal sights. This paper will present the development and the progress made with the new "HOT" cryocooler, including customer data after the evaluation process, performances achieved using a common cold finger, test results update on a large series of production coolers, life and qualification test update and acoustic noise reduction. All the above mentioned information relates to the FPA temperature range of 130 - 200K for various cryocooler models based on rotary and linear design concepts. The paper will also review the progress with the latest development activities implemented in the cryocoolers and the electronic control modules in order to improve reliability and minimize regulated power consumption.
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Eli Levin, Eli Levin, Amiram Katz, Amiram Katz, Zvi Bar Haim, Zvi Bar Haim, Ilan Nachman, Ilan Nachman, Sergey Riabzev, Sergey Riabzev, Dan Gover, Dan Gover, Victor Segal, Victor Segal, Avishai Filis, Avishai Filis, } "RICOR Cryocoolers for HOT IR detectors from development to optimization for industrialized production", Proc. SPIE 10180, Tri-Technology Device Refrigeration (TTDR) II, 1018005 (5 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262334; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2262334

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