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Space activity and programs at SOFRADIR
Author(s): A. Bouakka-Manesse; N. Jamin; A. Delannoy; B. Fieque; C. Leroy; P. Pidancier; L. Vial; P. Chorier; N. Péré-Laperne
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Paper Abstract

SOFRADIR is one of the leading companies involved in the development and manufacturing of infrared detectors for space applications. As a matter of fact, SOFRADIR is involved in many space programs from visible up to VLWIR spectral ranges. These programs concern operational missions for earth imagery, meteorology and also scientific missions for universe exploration. One of the last space detectors available at SOFRADIR is a visible – SWIR detector named Next Generation Panchromatic Detector (NGP) which is well adapted for hyperspectral, imagery and spectroscopy applications. In parallel of this new space detector, numerous programs are currently running for different kind of missions: meteorology (MTG), Copernicus with the Sentinel detectors series, Metop-SG system (3MI), Mars exploration (Mamiss, etc.). In this paper, we present the last developments made for space activity and in particular the NGP detector. We will also present the space applications using this detector and show appropriateness of its use to answer space programs specifications, as for example those of Sentinel-5.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2016
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 9981, Planetary Defense and Space Environment Applications, 998109 (19 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2240657
Show Author Affiliations
A. Bouakka-Manesse, SOFRADIR (France)
N. Jamin, SOFRADIR (France)
A. Delannoy, SOFRADIR (France)
B. Fieque, SOFRADIR (France)
C. Leroy, SOFRADIR (France)
P. Pidancier, SOFRADIR (France)
L. Vial, SOFRADIR (France)
P. Chorier, SOFRADIR (France)
N. Péré-Laperne, SOFRADIR (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9981:
Planetary Defense and Space Environment Applications
Gary B. Hughes, Editor(s)

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