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Development of high-performances monolithic CMOS detectors for space applications

Larnaudie, Franck and Vignon, Bruno and Saint-Pé, Olivier and Tulet, Michel and Davancens, Robert and Magnan, Pierre and Martin-Gonthier, Philippe and Corbière, Franck and Basolo, Stephanie Development of high-performances monolithic CMOS detectors for space applications. (2002) In: SPIE International Symposium on Optical Science, Engineering and Instrumentation, 07-11 Jul 2002, Seattle, United States .

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.452234


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 technology, 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.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Proceedings of SPIE - Volume 4823 - Photonics for Space Environments VIII
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > EADS - Astrium (FRANCE)
Laboratory name:
Département d'Electronique, Optronique et Signal - DEOS (Toulouse, France) - Conception d’Imageurs Matriciels Intégrés - CIMI
Deposited On:05 May 2008 09:48

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