During these ice tests, the new electron gun from Kimball Physics was used for the first time in the MEFISTO facility. During previous ice-measurement campaigns we encountered the problem that the snow got charged up by bombardment with the Ion Beam. Letting him discharge manually costs valuable time. This discharging process is now tremendously accelerated with the help of the electron gun. This allows to take full advantage of the available time in the MEFISTO facility.
Start date: 19.10.2015
BELA FS TV test
The RTL FS is a completely new telescope designed by UBE. Because it does not have a qualification heritage, the tests here in the MEFISTO vacuum chamber are done according to a PFM approach.
The BELA is located under the bell.
The bell serves as shroud which we can heat up or cool down with the help of the Huber cooling plate.
Start date: 24.06.2015