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Component Reliability Testing of Long-Life Sorption Cryocoolers

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dc.contributor.author Bard, S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wu, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Karlmann, P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Mirate, C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wade, L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-06
dc.date.available 2004-10-06
dc.date.issued 1994-06-28 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Vail, CO en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 94-0966 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/34611
dc.description.abstract This paper summarizes ongoing experiments characterizing the ability of critical sorption cryocooler components to achieve highly reliable operation for long-life space missions. Test data obtained over the past several years at JPL are entirely consistent with achieving ten year life for sorption compressors, electrical heaters, container materials, valves, and various sorbent materials suitable for driving 8 to 180 K refrigeration stages. Test results for various compressor systems are reported. Planned future tests necessary to gain a detailed understanding of the sensitivity of cooler performance and component life to operating constraints, design configurations, and fabrication, assembly and handling techniques, are also discussed. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other cryocooler components reliability lifetime space missions sorption compressors operating constraints fabrication design testing en_US
dc.title Component Reliability Testing of Long-Life Sorption Cryocoolers en_US


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