Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[E] Poster

P (Space and Planetary Sciences ) » P-CG Complex & General

[P-CG21] Future Missions and instrumentation for space and planetary science

Sun. May 26, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Mitsunori Ozaki(Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University), Satoshi Kasahara(The university of Tokyo), Shingo Kameda(School of Science, Rikkyo University), Kazuo Yoshioka(Graduate School of frontier Science, The University of Tokyo)

[PCG21-P08] A method to quantitatively evaluate Non-evaporable-getter pump for use in space science mission

*Seiya Nishimura1, Ichiro Yoshikawa1, Kazuo Yoshioka1, Shogo Arao1, Zhang Tianxu1 (1.The university of tokyo)

Keywords:Non-evaporable-getter pump, vacuum pump

Observation instruments are known to deteriorate under atmospheric condition. Deterioration are mainly caused by reaction with water vapor and oxygen. To prevent this, observation instruments must be maintained under vacuum. The problem is that the conventional vacuum pump are too heavy to carry to the launching site. The need of continuous power supply makes the transport more difficult. Also the vacuum pump must be removed before the launch. These problems are not only making it difficult to maintain observation instruments under vacuum but also causing extra costs. Non-evaporable-getter (NEG) pumps are able to solve these problems. NEG pumps are light weight, compact, oil free, vibration free, and able to operate without energy supply after activation. Considering the utilization of NEG pump for space science missions, we need to quantitatively evaluate the NEG pump to optimize its size, shape, material, and mounting position for each mission. In this study, a method to measure pumping speed of NEG pump for carbon monoxide (as substitute to water vapor and oxygen) was established by using the orifice method. By using this method, it will be able to develop a NEG pump which best applies the case for each mission.