Accession Number:

ADA220885

Title:

Development of a Low Noise 10 K J-T Refrigeration System

Descriptive Note:

Technical progress rept.

Corporate Author:

MMR TECHNOLOGIES INC MOUNTAIN VIEW CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-02-15

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes work done on the development of a low noise Joule-Thomson, microminiature refrigeration system design for 10K operation. Good progress has been made on the compressor and on the waterknife to be used for the fabrication of the refrigerators. Work on the refrigerator itself is progressing well. Difficulties which had been experienced previously resulting in the warming of the nitrogen stage precooler appear to be due to inefficiency of the final stage laminar flow heat exchanger. This inefficiency is strongly dependent upon the mass flow through this stage, and difficulty in controlling this to the required precision caused the wide range of variations in the performance of otherwise similar coolers.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE