Accession Number:

ADB205501

Title:

10 K Cryocooler Development Program

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1992-Aug 1994

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC PALOALTO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

164.0

Abstract:

This program was broken into three separate phases. The objective of Phase I was to identify cooling methods and critical components necessary for the development of a continuous 10 Kelvin cryocooler. This phase was to contain several contractors, each with their own conceptual design. The objective of Phase II was to characterize and evaluate these components. This would essentially be a proof-of-principal phase that would give an initial GONO-GO decision point for any of the contractors in Phase 2. The objective of Phase III was to downselect to the most promising technology and bring that program through building an engineering design model EDM and evaluating the performance of that EDM at Phillips Laboratory. MM

Subject Categories:

  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE