Accession Number : ADA266832

Title :   Double Inlet Pulse Tube Cryocooler Theory,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Mirels, Harold

Report Date : 02 FEB 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : An analytical model has been developed for the performance of a double inlet pulse tube cryocooler employing a stepped piston compressor. Numerical results are presented as a function of the area ratio of the stepped piston. The double inlet pulse tube cryocooler is shown to have more refrigeration power than the corresponding single inlet device. However, the increased refrigeration power is achieved at the cost of reduced thermal efficiency.

Descriptors :   *REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS, COMPRESSORS, COSTS, EFFICIENCY, INLETS, MODELS, PISTONS, POWER, PULSES, TUBES, CRYOGENICS, INFRARED DETECTORS, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, HEAT LOSS.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE