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dc.contributor.authorPettyjohn, Erinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-15T15:14:54Z
dc.date.available2011-07-15T15:14:54Z
dc.date.issued2008-05
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-934021-02-6
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/39788
dc.descriptionPresented at the 16th International Cryocooler Conference, held May 17-20, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractSpace qualified cryocoolers have been extensively developed for large military and commercial satellite electro-optical (EO) infrared (IR) missions, but not so for microsatellites due to the complexity of the thermodynamics and fluid mechanics of the mechanical refrigeration system. The trend in military responsive space programs is leaning towards microsatellites that are cheaper and faster to build and launch. No longer can cryocoolers take 3-5 years to develop at a cost of millions. Therefore solutions to the cryogenic needs for microsatellites are presented through research into the thermodynamic processes. Discussions will include efficiency improvements to reduce the size, weight, and power constraints of space qualified cryocoolers, as well as current state-of-the-art cryocoolers that meet the needs of military microsatellites.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCryocoolers 16. Space cryocooler applicationsen_US
dc.subjectSpace cryocooler applicationsen_US
dc.subjectMicrosatellite applicationsen_US
dc.subjectSolid state cryocoolersen_US
dc.subjectLaser coolingen_US
dc.subjectPeltier coolingen_US
dc.titleCryocoolers for Microsatellite Military Applicationsen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameAir Force Research Laboratory (Kirtland Air Force Base, NM)en_US
dc.publisher.originalICC Pressen_US


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