The development of a microcooler for operations below 80 K, for low temperature electronic devices requiring small cooling powers of the order of 10 mW is described. A sorption compressor combined with Joule-Thomson (JT) expansion was selected for miniaturization. The advantage of the system is considered to be its absence of moving parts, with the exception of the check valves. This facilitates the scaling down of the system, minimizes interferences and contributes to a long lifetime. The requirements for small scale cooling of low temperature electronics are listed. The sorption compressor and the JT expansion are described. A parameter study is reviewed together with the scaling of the sorption compressor.
|Conference||6th European Symposium on space Environmental Control Systems 1997|
|Period||20/05/97 → 22/05/97|