Accession Number : ADD005388

Title :   Charge Coupled Device Temperature Gradient and Moisture Regulator.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Swiatosz,Edmund

Report Date : 29 Sep 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A temperature and moisture regulator for such devices as integrated circuits and the like is disclosed as comprising an insulated mount for the device whose temperature and moisture is to be regulated, a first thermoelectric cooler in effective contact with both a certain substantially central area of said device and one end of an elongated metal heat-sink. A plurality of resilient heat-conductive, thermal feedback fingers are metallurgically bonded at one of the ends thereof to said heat-sink and are urged against a portion of the surface areas of said device at the other ends thereof in predetermined spatial dispositions from but in proximity with the aforesaid central area thereof that is in contact with said first thermoelectric cooler. Hence, both cooled and heated areas occur on various surfaces of said device, the former of which effects the cooling thereof, and the latter of which effects the heating thereof and, thus, the controlling of whatever moisture is caused by the cooling thereof. A second thermoelectric cooler is effectively connected between the other end of said heatsink and a heat exchanger. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Temperature control, Charge coupled devices, Moisture

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE