Accession Number:

ADA123768

Title:

High Performance Split-Stirling Cooler Program

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Sep 79-Sep 82

Corporate Author:

CTI-CRYOGENICS WALTHAM MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

114.0

Abstract:

This report describes the physical characteristics of the final design configuration of the 1 Watt Split-Stirling Cryogenic Cooler. Qualification testing included evaluation of the 1.0 Watt Cryogenic Cooler under the following conditions Performance tests over the temperature range of -40 degrees C to 55 degrees C High and Low Temperature Shock Tests Mechanical Shock Tests Sinsoidal Vibration Self-Induced Vibration Acoustical Testing and 1000-Hour Mean Time Between Failure Life Tests. The cryogenic cooler design consists of a motor and compressor assembly, and a remote expander assembly, interconnected by a stainless steel capillary line. The system is nominally a 18.5 VDC, 60 Watt cooler and has a maximum weight of 4 pounds. This report summarizes the results of the performance, environmental and life qualification tests conducted under the contract and provides supporting data for each of the test categories. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE