Multi-layer Insulation Thermal Conductivity Experiment

The Multi-layer Insulation Thermal Conductivity Experiment (MIKE) facility is a specially designed calorimeter for variable temperature boundaries controlled by two cryocoolers.

The facility consists of two concentric copper cylinders which are temperature controlled by cryocoolers and heaters. The MLI is attached in-between the cylinders by taping each layer to itself. The heat from the warm cylinder flows through the MLI to the cold cylinder and then through a calibrated rod to determine the heat load. The cylinder measures 191 mm in diameter and 1232 mm long. The warm cylinder measures 272 mm in diameter and 1524 mm long.

Staff Contact

Wei Guo.

Last modified on 28 September 2016