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Radiant coolers - Theory, flight histories, design comparisons and future applicationsRadiant coolers have been developed for application to the cooling of infrared detectors aboard NASA earth observation systems and as part of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. The prime design constraints for these coolers are the location of the cooler aboard the satellite and the satellite orbit. Flight data from several coolers indicates that, in general, design temperatures are achieved. However, potential problems relative to the contamination of cold surfaces are also revealed by the data. A comparison among the various cooler designs and flight performances indicates design improvements that can minimize the contamination problem in the future.
Document ID
19750034295
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Donohoe, M. J.
Sherman, A. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Md., United States)
Hickman, D. E. (USAF, Space and Missile Systems Organization, Los Angeles Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1975
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 75-184
Meeting Information
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Aerospace Sciences Meeting(Pasadena, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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