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MOEMs-based new functionalities for future instrumentation in space
Author(s): Frédéric Zamkotsian; Arnaud Liotard; Thierry Viard; Vincent Costes; Philippe-Jean Hébert; Emmanuel Hinglais; Michel Villenave

Paper Abstract

Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MOEMS) could be key components in future generation of space instruments. In Earth Observation, Universe Observation and Planet Exploration, scientific return of the instruments must be optimized in future missions. MOEMS devices are based on the mature micro-electronics technology and in addition to their compactness, scalability, and specific task customization, they could generate new functions not available with current technologies. CNES has initiated a study with LAM and TAS for listing the new functions associated with several types of MEMS (programmable slits, programmable micro-diffraction gratings, micro-deformable mirrors). Instrumental applications are then derived and promising concepts are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10564, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012, 105642M (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309029
Show Author Affiliations
Frédéric Zamkotsian, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Arnaud Liotard, Thales Alenia Space (France)
Thierry Viard, Thales Alenia Space (France)
Vincent Costes, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Philippe-Jean Hébert, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Emmanuel Hinglais, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Michel Villenave, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10564:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012
Bruno Cugny; Errico Armandillo; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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