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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1974
  • pp: 2109–2111

Passive Cryogenic Cooling of Electrooptics with a Heat Pipe/Radiator

Burke E. Nelson and Gerald A. Goldstein  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 13, Issue 9, pp. 2109-2111 (1974)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.13.002109


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Abstract

The current status of the heat pipe is discussed with particular emphasis on applications to cryogenic thermal control. The competitive nature of the passive heat pipe/radiator system is demonstrated through a comparative study with other candidate systems for a 1-yr mission. The mission involves cooling a spaceborne experiment to 100 K while it dissipates 10 W.

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History
Original Manuscript: February 20, 1974
Published: September 1, 1974

Citation
Burke E. Nelson and Gerald A. Goldstein, "Passive Cryogenic Cooling of Electrooptics with a Heat Pipe/Radiator," Appl. Opt. 13, 2109-2111 (1974)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-13-9-2109


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