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Space optical instruments design optimisation thanks to CMOS image sensor technology
Author(s): Olivier Saint-Pe; Michel Tulet; Robert Davancens; Franck Larnaudie; Michel Bréart de Boisanger; Pierre Magnan; Philippe Martin-Gonthier; Franck Corbiere; Magali Estribeau

Paper Abstract

Today, both CCD and CMOS sensors can be envisaged for nearly all visible sensors and instruments designed for space needs. Indeed, detectors built with both technologies allow excellent electro-optics (EO) performances to be reached, the selection of the most adequate device being driven by their functional and technological features and limits. The first part of the paper shortly recalls how far CMOS Image Sensors (CIS) EO performances have been improved these last years. The second part reviews the advantages of CMOS technology for space applications, illustrated by examples of CIS developments performed by EADS Astrium and Supaéro/CIMI for current and short term coming space programs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10567, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006, 105671K (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2308069
Show Author Affiliations
Olivier Saint-Pe, EADS Astrium (France)
Michel Tulet, EADS Astrium (France)
Robert Davancens, EADS Astrium (France)
Franck Larnaudie, EADS Astrium (France)
Michel Bréart de Boisanger, EADS Astrium (France)
Pierre Magnan, SUPAERO-CIMI (France)
Philippe Martin-Gonthier, SUPAERO-CIMI (France)
Franck Corbiere, SUPAERO-CIMI (France)
Magali Estribeau, SUPAERO-CIMI (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10567:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006
Errico Armandillo; Josiane Costeraste; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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