27 September 2013 Raytheon low temperature RSP2 cryocooler airborne testing
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The Raytheon Cryocooler Product Line tested the Low Temperature Stirling / Pulse Tube Hybrid 2-Stage (LTRSP2) cryocooler for an airborne application during 2012. Several tests were carried out to verify the ability of the machine to operate in an airborne environment. The vacuum level and heat rejection surface temperatures were varied to determine the performance over the excursions. Vibration testing was performed to prove that the LT-RSP2 cryocooler can operate on an airborne platform. This paper will present the results of the airborne characterization testing.
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B. R. Schaefer, B. R. Schaefer, L. Bellis, L. Bellis, M. J. Ellis, M. J. Ellis, T. J. Conrad, T. J. Conrad, } "Raytheon low temperature RSP2 cryocooler airborne testing", Proc. SPIE 8863, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments 2013, 886302 (27 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026560; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2026560
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