Accession Number : ADA165492


Title :   Linear Resonance Cooler.


Corporate Author : CERES CORP WALTHAM MA


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA165492


Report Date : Apr 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : The contract requires the incorporation of linear drive technology into a cryocooler design meeting the Specification for the US Army 1/4 Watt Common Module Cooler as closely as possible. The Resonant Cryocooler employs a concept using magnetic forces to linearly move dual opposed pistons in the compressor thus eliminating the use of rotary motors, crankshaft, greases and bearings. While not a requirement of the contract, the expander also employs a linear motor to control displacer stroking. This allows for electronic end stopping to mitigate microphonics problems. In addition, the ability to vary the waveform of the displacer motion and its phasing with respect to the compressor pressure wave form in order to optimize performance offers the potential for extending the operational life of the cooler.


Descriptors :   *COOLING AND VENTILATING EQUIPMENT , *COMPRESSORS , *MOTORS , *CRYOGENICS , LINEAR SYSTEMS , REQUIREMENTS , ELECTRONICS , METHODOLOGY , PISTONS , CONTRACTS , SHOCK WAVES , MODULAR CONSTRUCTION , RESONANCE , STOPPING , DRIVES , BEARINGS , GREASES , ROTATION , MICROPHONES , MAGNETIC FORCES


Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE