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By Thom Davis, B. J. Tomlinson, Jim Ledbetter (auth.), R. G. Ross Jr. (eds.)

Over the final years we've got witnessed a continuation within the leap forward shift towards pulse tube cryocoolers for long-life, high-reliability cryocooler purposes. One category of pulse tubes that has reached adulthood is known as "Stirling variety" simply because they're in accordance with the linear Oxford Stirling-cooler variety compressor; they often offer cooling within the 30 to a hundred ok temperature variety and function at frequencies from 30 to 60 Hz. the opposite kind of pulse tube cooler making nice advances is the so-called "Gifford-McMahon variety. " Pulse tube coolers of this kind use a G-M kind compressor and decrease frequency operation to accomplish temperatures within the 2 to ten okay temperature diversity. approximately a 3rd of this lawsuits covers those new advancements within the pulse tube enviornment. Complementing the paintings on low-temperature pulse tubes is sizeable persisted development on infrequent earth regenerator fabrics and Gifford-McMahon coolers. those applied sciences proceed to make nice development in starting up the two - four ok marketplace. additionally within the advertisement quarter, persevered curiosity is being proven within the improvement of long-life, reasonably cheap cryocoolers for the rising extreme temperature superconductor electronics industry, rather the cellphone base-station marketplace. At greater temperature degrees, closed-cycle J-T or throttle-cycle fridges are making the most of combined refrigerant gases, spearheaded within the former USSR, to accomplish reasonably cheap cr- cooler platforms within the sixty five - eighty okay temperature range.

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This is what distinguishes them from their short-term tactical cousins. G. Ross, Jr. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2001 17 18 GOVERNMENT CRYOCOOLER DEVELOPMENT AND TEST PROGRAMS reliability to help meet technology needs for the Air Force, the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO), and Department of Defense (DoD) strategic space cryogenic cooling applications. Cryocoolers are enabling technology for cryogenic optical systems and infrared sensors. During characterization, each cryocooler undergoes a rigorous series of experiments, which determine its thermodynamic performance capabilities.

Two summary recommendations concerning mechanical reliability resulted from the workshops: (1) Develop good mechanical design principles and practices Good design principles and practices should be documented, controllable, and repeatable. Some examples are the TRW High Efficiency design for manufacturing compressors and a paper on contamination lessons learned presented at the Second Workshop. Properly implemented, these standards would result in such features as larger, more predictable design margins, less unit-to-unit performance variation, and streamlined process improvement.

A testing standard and a testing program are needed to characterize cryocooler electronics reliability. Cryocooler Software Reliability Issues The important cryocooler software Issues sorted into two areas: organizational and technical issues. The organizational issues are concerned with how computer scientists/software engineers are integrated into the cryocooler team. Generally, the software community is not directly a part of the mechanical or electronics communities. Consequently, the software developers usually lack enough operating experience to know the level of functionality required, they have very little experience with space cryocoolers, and builds are so infrequent that there is little continuity of experienced personnel and a loss of lessons learned.

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