Accession Number:

ADA165492

Title:

Linear Resonance Cooler.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CERES CORP WALTHAM MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The contract requires the incorporation of linear drive technology into a cryocooler design meeting the Specification for the US Army 14 Watt Common Module Cooler as closely as possible. The Resonant Cryocooler employs a concept using magnetic forces to linearly move dual opposed pistons in the compressor thus eliminating the use of rotary motors, crankshaft, greases and bearings. While not a requirement of the contract, the expander also employs a linear motor to control displacer stroking. This allows for electronic end stopping to mitigate microphonics problems. In addition, the ability to vary the waveform of the displacer motion and its phasing with respect to the compressor pressure wave form in order to optimize performance offers the potential for extending the operational life of the cooler.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE