Performance of the Oxford Miniature Stirling Cycle Refrigerator

  • T. W. Bradshaw
  • J. Delderfield
  • S. T. Werrett
  • G. Davey
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 31)


The performance of the Oxford Cryocooler is summarised. This cooler has been developed for space use by the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the Departments of Atmospheric Physics and Engineering Science at Oxford University. The design goal of 1/2 watt of cooling power at 80 K for 30 W electrical input power has been exceeded by a substantial amount. The power budget for the compressor and the losses in the displacer are discussed. Graphs of the cold end temperature vs. compressor input power and cooling power are presented.


Heat Load Power Budget Cooling Power Loop Area Radial Clearance 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. W. Bradshaw
    • 1
  • J. Delderfield
    • 1
  • S. T. Werrett
    • 2
  • G. Davey
    • 3
  1. 1.Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryChiltonEngland
  2. 2.Department of Atmospheric PhysicsOxford UniversityOxfordEngland
  3. 3.Department of Engineering ScienceOxford UniversityOxfordEngland

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