CLIENT: CDTI (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial)
SERVICES: Design & Manufacturing
YEAR: 2011 - 2012
The project consisted of the analysis of different alternatives to extract heat from cryogenic rotatory systems. To this end, IDOM built its own laboratory cryostat.
The thermal and mechanical behaviour of different materials and customized solutions working at 20º K were analysed, as well as different coatings that minimize heat loss by radiation.
During the commissioning of the first instrument of the QuiJoTe telescope project carried out by Idom, the need became apparent to investigate viable alternatives to introduce mobile components in cryogenic environments, to cover the needs demanded by current scientific research, in particular, in the field of astronomical instrumentation.
Led by Idom, the project was carried out in collaboration with the Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute (IAC) and funded by the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI).
In order to carry out the experiment, Idom has designed and manufactured a laboratory cryostat to analyse the heat extraction through rotating elements by means of conduction or radiation. The thermal and mechanical behaviour of special materials in cryogenic conditions (20K) were analyzed, as well as different coatings that minimize heat loss by radiation, etc.
At present, having successfully submitted the technical justification to the CDTI, and given the interest generated by the project in the scientific community and other groups, the QUIJOTE CMB project in collaboration with the IAC is expected to continue.