Cryogenic mechatronic design of the HIFI Focal Plane Chopper

R. Huisman*, J. W. G. Aalders, M. J. Eggens, J. Evers, H. M. Jacobs, B. J. van Leeuwen, A. C. T. Nieuwenhuizen, G. R. Ploeger, K. J. Wildeman, B. Jayawardhana, J. M. A. Scherpen

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This paper discusses the cryogenic mechatronic development of the Focal Plane Chopper (FPC) mechanism in the Heterodyne Instrument for the Far Infrared (HIFI) which is one of the science instruments on board the Herschel space telescope. The extreme cryogenic environment, in which the mechanism has to operate, places a number of constraints on the mechatronic design of the instrument. The paper gives an overview of cryogenic design issues applicable to the development of the FPC and provides solutions to the problems encountered. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)1259-1271
Aantal pagina's13
TijdschriftMechatronics
Volume21
Nummer van het tijdschrift8
DOI's
StatusPublished - dec.-2011

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