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CMOS Image Sensor with on-chip Intelligence for Lightning Detection and Imaging

Rolando, Sébastien and Goiffon, Vincent and Magnan, Pierre and Tulet, Michel and Bréart-de-Boisanger, Michel and Saint-Pé, Olivier and Guiry, Saïprasad and Corbière, Franck and Molina, Romain and Larnaudie, Franck and Leone, Bruno and Perez-Cuevas, Leticia and Zayer, Igor CMOS Image Sensor with on-chip Intelligence for Lightning Detection and Imaging. (2012) In: Imaging Systems and Applications (IS), 24 June 2012 - 28 June 2012 (Monterey, United States).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/ISA.2012.ITu4C.2


We present A CMOS image sensor dedicated to lightning detection and imaging. The detector has been designed for the pre-development phase of the lightning detector that will be implemented in Meteosat Third Generation Imager (MTG-I) satellite for European Space Agency (ESA). The lightning detection process (Patent applied) is performed by a smart detector combining on in-pixel frame to frame difference comparison with an adjustable threshold and onchip digital processing allowing an efficient localization of faint lightning pulse on the entire large format array at 1 kHz. A CMOS prototype sensor with a 256x256 pixel array and 60μm pixel pitch has been fabricated using a 0.35μm 2P 5M technology and tested to validate the selected detection approach. OCIS codes: (040.6070 ) Solid state detectors; (250.3140) Integrated optoelectronic circuits; (280.4788) Optical sensing and sensors; (110.2970) Image detection systems.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Proceedings of Imaging Systems and Applications, Monterey, California United States, June 24-28, 2012 ISBN: 1-55752-947-7, Image Sensors (ITu4C)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Other partners > EADS - Astrium (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > ESA - ESTEC (NETHERLANDS)
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Deposited On:04 Jul 2014 15:21

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