Design of a large heat lift 40 K to 80 K pulse tube cryocooler for space applications

T. Trollier, J. Tanchon, J. Buquet, A. Ravex, I. Charles, A. Coynel, L. Duband, E. Ercolani, L. Guillemet, J. Mullié, J.A.M. Dam, T. Benschop, M. Linder

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    Abstract

    A Large heat lift Pulse Tube Cooler (LPTC) is under development in partnership with AL/ DTA, CEA/SBT and THALES Cryogenics. The engineering model is expected to provide 2.3 W at 50 K at a 10 °C rejection temperature and 160 watts of electrical input power to the compressor. The split coaxial design of the pulse tube cold finger and the moving magnet linear motor compressor design will be presented. The expected thermal and mechanical performances will be also discussed. The engineering model will be delivered to ESA/ESTEC in October 2006 after completion of a qualification test program. This work is funded by the European Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC Contract N° 8433/04/NL/AR) for future earth observation instrument missions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Cryocooler Conference (ICC 14) 14-16 June 2006, Annapolis, Maryland, USA
    EditorsS.D. Miller, R.G. Ross, Jr.
    Place of PublicationBoulder CO
    PublisherICC Press
    Pages75-82
    ISBN (Print)978-1-934021-00-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event14th International Cryocooler Conference (Cryocoolers 14), June 14-16, 2006, Annapolis, MD, USA - Annapolis, MD, United States
    Duration: 14 Jun 200616 Jun 2006

    Conference

    Conference14th International Cryocooler Conference (Cryocoolers 14), June 14-16, 2006, Annapolis, MD, USA
    Abbreviated titleCryocoolers 14
    CountryUnited States
    CityAnnapolis, MD
    Period14/06/0616/06/06

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