Control Instrumentation for Advanced Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerators

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$560,624.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNG04CA36C
Agency Tracking Number:
022702
Solicitation Year:
2002
Solicitation Topic Code:
S3.03
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
575 McCorkle Blvd., Westerville, OH, 43082-8699
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
051815553
Principal Investigator:
Joe Yeager
Principal Investigator
(614) 891-2243
jyeager@lakeshore.com
Business Contact:
Michael Swartz
VP of Research and Development
(614) 891-2243
mswartz@lakeshore.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Driven by research and development of advanced photon detectors--which require temperatures below 100mK-- there is considerable research into new ADR designs and techniques. In particular the continuous ADR (CADR)has many advantages over other technique to achieve ultra-low temperature and there is considerable commercial potential. We propose to design control system (including instrumentation) for a CADR. Phase II will start with a review of the circuit model and software model developed in PhaseI. We will build a complete prototype insturment and control software. They will be developed and tested interanlly and with an on-site evaluation at contracting site. We will also study system improvments in particular XML web server control and open loop control for the upper stages. All studies and testing results will be used to develop the final integrated control system.

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