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CMOS image sensors optimised for GEO observation
Author(s): Michel Bréart de Boisanger; Franck Larnaudie; Olivier Saint-Pé
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Paper Abstract

CMOS Image Sensors (CIS) arrays have well proven their capabilities to address the growing need of space imaging from the GEO orbit within the visible and near infrared spectral bands. The main interesting features of CIS detectors for such applications are smearing-free capability, small pixel pitches even with large charge handling capacity, fine tuning of QE and MTF, low power dissipation, exposure control and good radiation behaviour. This paper will present new results obtained by our team in the field of development of such 2D arrays, including large format detectors (up to 12 million pixels), front and back side illuminations, 3T and 4T pixels, microlenses and different types of epitaxial layers/thicknesses. Radiometric and geometric characterisation results obtained for various devices will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8889, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XVII, 88891F (24 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2031046
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Michel Bréart de Boisanger, EADS Astrium GmbH (France)
Franck Larnaudie, EADS Astrium GmbH (France)
Olivier Saint-Pé, EADS Astrium S.A.S. (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8889:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XVII
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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