Accession Number:

ADA445549

Title:

High-End CMOS Active Pixel Sensors For Space-Borne Imaging Instruments

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

FILLFACTORY CYPRESS MECHELEN (BELGIUM)

Report Date:

2005-07-13

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Solid-state optical sensors are used in the space environment for a wide range of applications. Many applications still rely on charge coupled device CCD technology but CMOS active pixel sensors APS offer great promise for use in space-borne imaging instruments. This paper highlights present-day high-end CMOS APS sensors and sketches their advantages with respect to their CCD counterparts. These advantages are illustrated with Fillfactory analysis and ongoing developments resulting from collaborations with ESA and partnerships with CNES and Alcatel Space.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Photography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE