CRYOGENIC REFRIGERATORS FOR SHIPBOARD FORWARD LOOKING INFRARED APPLICATIONS

The forward looking infrared (FLIR) system requires a refrigerator capacity of approximately 2 watts at 77 K and a physical configuration allowing for an interface to the FLIR unit. Information was collected by interviewing FLIR manufacturers, surveying refrigerator manufacturers and by contacting users of similar systems. Correlation of this information with the NOL requirements is presented herein. The primary difference between airborne/spaceborne refrigerators and a shipborne refrigerator is the accessibility for minor repairs on-board ship although major repairs may be deferred for extended periods of time. It is anticipated that the shipboard units will operate away from major maintenance facilities, for periods as long as 6 months, with the refrigerator operating at least half of this time. Thus, reliability and ease of maintenance are emphasized when evaluating the various systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards

    Cryogenic Data Center
    Boulder, CO  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Voth, R O
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 76 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098218
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NBSIR-74-372 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM