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)


Personal Author(s) : Bogaerts, Jan ; Lepage, Gerald ; Dantes, Didier


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a445549.pdf


Report Date : 13 Jul 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 9


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.


Descriptors :   *OPTICAL DETECTORS , *COMPLEMENTARY METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTORS , *SPACE BASED , SPACE ENVIRONMENTS , BELGIUM , OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS , CHARGE COUPLED DEVICES , PIXELS , COMPARISON


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Photography
      Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE