A RELIABLE, MECHANICAL CRYOCOOLER FOR 80 K COOLING IN SPACE

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$472,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5090
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Alabama Cryogenic Engineering
P.o. Box 2451, Huntsville, AL, 35804
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
DR. JOHN B. HENDRICKS
PRESIDENT
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL COVERS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A 0.25 WATT, 80 K MECHANICAL CRYOCOOLER FOR USE IN SENSOR COOLING IN SPACE. THE CRYOCOOLER WILL USE THE MIKULIN PULSE TUBE CYCLE THAT HAS NO MOVING PARTS IN THE COLD SECTION OF THE CRYOCOOLER. THE ELIMINATION OF COLD MOVING PARTS REMOVES THE MAIN SOURCES OF FAILURE AND OF VIBRATION IN THE CRYOCOOLER. LIFETIMES OF OVER FIVE YEARS SHOULD BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS CRYOCOOLER CYCLE.

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