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Development and testing of an innovative Two‐Arm Focal‐plane Thermal Strap (TAFTS)

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dc.contributor.author Urquiza, E.
dc.contributor.author Vasquez, C.
dc.contributor.author Rodriguez, J.
dc.contributor.author Van Gorp, B.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-17T21:24:17Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-17T21:24:17Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06-08
dc.identifier.citation 2011 Space Cryogenics Workshop, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, June 8-10, 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-2169
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/43910
dc.description.abstract This paper will describe the development and testing of the thermal link developed for the Portable Remote Imaging Spectrometer (PRISM) instrument. It will provide experimentally determined mechanical stiffness plots in the three axes of interest. Analytical and experimental thermal conductance results for the two‐arm focal‐plane thermal strap (TAFTS), from cryogenic to room temperatures, are also presented. The paper also briefly describes some elements of the fabrication process followed in developing a novel design solution, which provides high conductance and symmetrical mechanical loading, while providing enhanced flexibility in all three degrees of freedom. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011. en_US
dc.subject flexible thermal strap en_US
dc.subject conduction cooling en_US
dc.title Development and testing of an innovative Two‐Arm Focal‐plane Thermal Strap (TAFTS) en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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