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Design and test of an active pixel sensor (APS) for space applications
Author(s): Jerome Goy; Bernard Courtois; Jean Michel Karam; Francis Pressecq
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Paper Abstract

A lot of studies have already ben realized on CMOS Image sensor but a few of them deals about the improvements which can be done to the commonly used pixel architecture. While this architecture of 3 or 4 transistors is very stable and has proved many times its efficiency, it still suffers form some weaknesses, in particular concerning the reduction of diode capacitance and the improvements which can be made on fixed pattern noise. This paper present studies and test results on some possible pixel architectures, and their characteristics. A 256 by 256 chip has been fabricated and its test showed the way of the study of a new high performance APS pixel.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4306, Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications II, (15 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.426945
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Jerome Goy, TIMA-CMP Lab. (France)
Bernard Courtois, TIMA-CMP Lab. (France)
Jean Michel Karam, MEMSCAP (France)
Francis Pressecq, Ctr. National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4306:
Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications II
Nitin Sampat; Morley M. Blouke; John Canosa; John Canosa; Nitin Sampat, Editor(s)

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