Performance of a cryogenic test facility for 4 K interferometer delay line investigations

Ian Veenendaal, David Naylor, Brad Gom, Sudhakar Gunuganti, Calvin Winter, Martyn Jones, David Walker

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Abstract

The next generation of space-borne instruments for far infrared astronomical spectroscopy will utilize large diameter, cryogenically cooled telescopes in order to achieve unprecedented sensitivities. Low background, ground-based cryogenic facilities are required for the cryogenic testing of materials, components and subsystems. The University of Lethbridge Test Facility Cryostat (TFC) is a large volume, closed cycle, 4 K cryogenic facility, developed for this purpose. This paper discusses the design and performance of the facility and associated metrology instrumentation, both internal and external to the TFC. Additionally, an apparatus for measuring the thermal and mechanical properties of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers is presented.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages12
Volume9904
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601871
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Jun 20161 Jul 2016
http://spie.org/Publications/Proceedings/Volume/9904?SSO=1 (Link to Event Proceedings)

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ConferenceSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period26/06/161/07/16
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Veenendaal, I., Naylor, D., Gom, B., Gunuganti, S., Winter, C., Jones, M., & Walker, D. (2016). Performance of a cryogenic test facility for 4 K interferometer delay line investigations. In Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave (Vol. 9904). [99045E] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233609
Veenendaal, Ian ; Naylor, David ; Gom, Brad ; Gunuganti, Sudhakar ; Winter, Calvin ; Jones, Martyn ; Walker, David. / Performance of a cryogenic test facility for 4 K interferometer delay line investigations. Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave. Vol. 9904 SPIE, 2016.
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Performance of a cryogenic test facility for 4 K interferometer delay line investigations. / Veenendaal, Ian; Naylor, David; Gom, Brad; Gunuganti, Sudhakar; Winter, Calvin; Jones, Martyn; Walker, David.

Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave. Vol. 9904 SPIE, 2016. 99045E.

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