Publications - Thales Cryogenics

SPIE-DSS 2017 – Tactical versus space cryocoolers: a comparison

In recent years, several space cryocooler developments have been performed in parallel at Thales Cryogenics. On one end of the spectrum are research programmes such as the ESA-funded 30-50 K system developed in cooperation with CEA and Absolut System and the LPT6510 cooler developed in cooperation with Absolut System. On the other end of the
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Thales Cryogenics Product overview brochure

This brochure gives an overview of all available cryocoolers, both split linear and rotary monoblock types. Furthermore you'll find the matching cooler drive electronics in this brochure. Please contact us for more in-detail information on these products.
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ICC 2016 – LPT9310 COTS cooler for ECOSTRESS

For the past years, a significant effort has been performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to characterize commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Pulse-tube cryocoolers for use in cost-effective spaceflight applications. This has resulted in the selection of the Thales LPT9310 cryocooler for the ECOSTRESS instrument that will fly on the Japanese Experiment Module – Exposed Facility (JEM-EF) of
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ICC 2016 – LPT6510 Pulse-tube Cooler for 60-150 K applications

For a number of future instruments, such as the OCO-3 instrument, there is an anticipated need for a high-efficiency, small-scale pulse-tube cryocooler for the 60-150 K operating regime.  The LPT6510 cryocooler, based on the Thales Cryogenics MPTC compressor originally developed under ESA TRP and the Absolut System SSC80 pulse-tube cold finger, was designed to fill
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ICC 2016 – Miniature Stirling cryocoolers at Thales Cryogenics: Qualification results and integration solutions

In 2015, Thales Cryogenics has presented new miniature cryocoolers and cooler drive electronics for high operating temperatures (HOT). In this paper, an update is given regarding the qualification program performed on these new products. Integration aspects are discussed, including an examination of the influence of the dewar cold finger on sizing and performance of the
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Validation of accelerated ageing of Thales rotary Stirling cryocoolers for the estimation of MTTF – RM3 Stirling Cryocooler

The cooled IR detectors are used in a wide range of applications. Most of the time, the cryocoolers are one of the components dimensioning the lifetime of the system. The current market needs tend to reliability figures higher than 15,000hrs in “standard conditions”. Field returns are hardly useable mostly because of the uncertain environmental conditions
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