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First thermal and mechanical design approach of the MAIUS (QUANTUS-III) experiment

Grosse, Jens and Seidel, Stephan and Krutzik, Markus and van Zoest, Tim and Rasel, Ernst (2012) First thermal and mechanical design approach of the MAIUS (QUANTUS-III) experiment. In: Proceedings - 63rd International Astronautical Congress 2012, pp. 871-872. 63rd International Astronautical Congress,, 1.-5. Okt. 2012, Neapel, Italien. ISBN 978-1-62276-979-7.

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The MAIUS experiment is a high precision quantum optics experiment flying on a VSB30 sounding rocket with the scientific objective to demonstrate the feasibility of creating a Bose-Einstein Condensates and atom interferometry in Space. In order to achieve this goal the experiment is using various sensitive instruments giving hard requirements to the thermal and mechanical design. Especially ultra-high vacuum components (such as pumps, seals, etc.) and the temperature sensitive laser sources are not designed to operate in the rough environment of a sounding rocket. This paper shall present some design approaches to make these components withstand the high mechanical and thermal loads of a rocket launch. Moreover some test results of commercial components shall be presented.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/103804/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:First thermal and mechanical design approach of the MAIUS (QUANTUS-III) experiment
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Grosse, Jensjens.grosse (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Seidel, StephanLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Krutzik, MarkusHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinUNSPECIFIED
van Zoest, TimTim.Zoest (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Rasel, ErnstLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings - 63rd International Astronautical Congress 2012
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 871-872
Keywords:MAIUS, Materiewellen Interferometer, Kalte Atome, Sounding Rocket
Event Title:63rd International Astronautical Congress,
Event Location:Neapel, Italien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:1.-5. Okt. 2012
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Explorationssysteme
Institute of Space Systems > Systems Enabling Technologies
Deposited By: Grosse, Jens
Deposited On:12 Apr 2016 12:21
Last Modified:01 Dec 2018 19:52

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