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Latest results of SOFRADIR MCT technology for space applications
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Paper Abstract

Sofradir is developing products for space applications since the early 1990th. Thanks to this experience and based on the different programs conducted up to now, Sofradir became a major supplier for the space industry regarding infrared detectors. Sofradir has developed a robust and versatile technology enabling to address most of the infrared detectors required by space applications. Thus, Sofradir proposes high reliability Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) with different format (off-the-shelf or customized) covering bandwidths from visible to over 15 μm. In this connection, the latest development concerned the extension, characterization and improvement of the MCT technology in visible range for hyperspectral and spectroscopy needs. On the other part of the spectrum, Sofradir is continuing the development of detectors with large cut-off wavelength (above 13 μm) for future space applications like meteorology for example. Finally, a recurrent work is performed by Sofradir concerning the analysis of the compatibility of our infrared detectors with space environment and in particular with radiation environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7106, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XII, 71061L (9 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.801075
Show Author Affiliations
L. Vial, Sofradir (France)
P. Chorier, Sofradir (France)
O. Gravrand, CEA Grenoble, LETI/DOPT (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7106:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XII
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda; Shahid Habib, Editor(s)

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