Accession Number : ADD008250

Title :   Heat Exchanger Base for a Portable Laser System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Dawson,Stanley R ; Hayes,Cecil L

Report Date : 24 Nov 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This report describes a rigid, lightweight, base for a portable laser system, the base including a heat exchanger for dissipating heat conducted thereto from the laser system. Heretofore, portable laser systems designed for field use have required massive structural bases to provide the necessary rigidity to maintain the optical alignment of the laser system while in use. Furthermore, high power laser sources required cooling provided by a heat exchanger using water as the thermal transfer medium. The additional weight caused by the massive structural base and the additional components required by the water coolant heat exchanger greatly reduced the portability of the laser system. To overcome the above-noted problems experienced with portable laser systems, the base of the present invention has been devised to enhance the portability of laser systems and comprises, essentially, a lightweight, low profile, aluminum base having an air coolant heat exchanger contained therein.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Lasers, *Portable equipment, *Bases(Structures), *Air cooled, Inventions, Aluminum alloys, Heat exchangers, Field equipment, Lightweight

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE