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On the design of BECCAL – a quantum optics experiment aboard the ISS

Warner, Marvin and Grosse, Jens and Wörner, Lisa and Henderson, Victoria and Rasel, E. and Schleich, Wolfgang and Braxmaier, Claus (2018) On the design of BECCAL – a quantum optics experiment aboard the ISS. In: Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC. 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), 1-5 October 2018, Bremen.

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The BECCAL (Bose-Einstein-Condensate – Cold Atom Laboratory) apparatus is a high precision quantum optics experiment which will fly on the International Space Station (ISS). It shall be constructed and operated within a bilateral collaboration between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). As a multi user facility, BECCAL shall satisfy the needs of both the American and German scientific community concerning cold atom physics. Various needs are expressed for the functionalities of the scientific apparatus extended by the requirements for operation of an instrument aboard the ISS. For installation into the dedicated accommodation the complex systems have to be mechanically and thermally designed to meet these requirements. Additionally BECCAL has to fit into the Size Weight and Power (SWaP) budget given by the launcher and the ISS rack. This paper gives a summary of the project BECCAL and its environment. Furthermore, the mechanical design of the system is presented. A preliminary approach for the Thermal Control System (TCS) of BECCAL is pointed out afterwards. The paper closes with a conclusion and an outlook on the future work for BECCAL.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/125968/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:On the design of BECCAL – a quantum optics experiment aboard the ISS
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Henderson, VictoriaInstitut für Physik, Humboldt Universität zu BerlinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rasel, E.Inst. f. Quantenoptik, Leibniz Univ. HannoverUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schleich, WolfgangInstitut für Quantenphysik, Universität UlmUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Bose-Einstein Condensate, International Space Station, EXPRESS Rack, Atom Interferometer, TCS, Mechanical Design
Event Title:69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
Event Location:Bremen
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:1-5 October 2018
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Systems Engineering Optische Systeme (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systems Enabling Technologies
Deposited By: Hüls, Simone
Deposited On:16 Jan 2019 10:15
Last Modified:16 Jan 2019 10:15

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