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Development of high-performance monolithic CMOS detectors for space applications
Author(s): Franck Larnaudie; Bruno Vignon; Olivier Saint-Pe; Michel Tulet; Robert Davancens; Pierre Magnan; Philippe Martin-Gonthier; Franck Corbiere; Stéphanie Basolo
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the development of a 750x750 pixels CMOS image sensor for star tracker applications. A first demonstrator of such a star tracker called SSM star tracker built around a 512x512 detector has been recently developed and proves the feasibility of such instrument. In order to take fully advantage of the CMOS image sensor step, the 750x750 device called SSM CMOS detector which will take part of the final star tracker, can be considered as a major technical breakthrough that gives a decisive advantage in terms of on satellite implementation cost and flexibility (sensor mass and power consumption minimisation, electronics and architecture flexibility). Indeed, built using the 0.5μm Alcatel Microelectronics standard CMOS technolgoy, the SSM CMOS detector will feature on-chip temperature sensor and on-chip sequencer. In order to evaluate the radiation tolerance of such manufacturing technology, a radiation campaign that contains studies of total dose and latch-up effects has been led on a specific test vehicle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4823, Photonics for Space Environments VIII, (11 November 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.452234
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Franck Larnaudie, Astrium SAS (France)
Bruno Vignon, Astrium SAS (France)
Olivier Saint-Pe, Astrium SAS (France)
Michel Tulet, Astrium SAS (France)
Robert Davancens, Astrium SAS (France)
Pierre Magnan, SUPAERO-Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace (France)
Philippe Martin-Gonthier, SUPAERO-Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace (France)
Franck Corbiere, SUPAERO-Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace (France)
Stéphanie Basolo, SUPAERO-Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4823:
Photonics for Space Environments VIII
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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