Solar Balance / Thermal Vacuum
Table for device under test
1230 mm diameter, 1300 mm lenght
Cu, 700 x 1200 mm
Oil temperature control system (-45°C to + 90°C nominal) for table and shrouds. N2 cooling (down to -160°C) for shrouds. T gradient ~1°C/minute
| N2 feed
N2 plant production
|Illumination||400 x 400 mm area: 1-1350 W/m2
500 x 500 mm area: 0-310 W/m2
|Logging||PT100, 24 channels, of which 11 are available
for the device under test
- Cu table for device under test with M5 holes at 76 mm c – c
- Vacuum feed throughs available:
3 x NW 32
1 x ISO 100
1 x ISO 160 (on tank)
1 x ISO 250
Adapters for CF40, CF63 and DN10-KF are available
- Vacuum connector flanges available
(with connectors on both sides for device under test):
|ISO 100 (20x)||SMA female||SMA female|
|ISO 100 (3x)||MS3449H22-55P||MS3470W22-55S|
|ISO 160 (50x)||SMA female||SMA female|
|ISO 160||MS3449H22C-55P||DD50P + 2x Lemo SWH.00|
|ISO 160||MS3449H18-32P||DC37S + 4x Lemo ERA1S408CLL E46 (8kV DC)|
|ISO 250 (10x)||MS3449H22C-55P||MS3470W22-55S + 10x SMA female- female|
|ISO 250||2x MS3449H22C-55P||4x MHV (HV BNC)|
(MS3449 connectors comply with MIL-C-26482 ser.2)
It is possible to request a quote from us.
The reproduction of the solar spectrum with the highest possible accuracy is the most important feature of a solar simulator for testing the thermal design of components and sensors.
Testing the functionality and durability of components over a large temperature range in a vacuum simulates the space environment, including fast temperature changes, which can constitute a challenge for space instrumentation.
The IRF solar balance chamber hosts four metal halide light sources (Philips MSR 575 HR) for the reproduction of the solar flux. Metal halide sources are of advantage compared to Xe-arc lamps, because the latter contain large spikes in the IR-range in the spectrum.
Photos: Annelie Klint Nilsson, IRF