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Sofradir IR detectors head to planet Mars

Several of Sofradir’s IR detectors are among the instruments onboard the European Space Agency's (ESA) ExoMars probe that is on its way to the Red Planet. The joint ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars 2016 mission, carrying the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) atmosphere sniffer and the Schiaparelli lander, launched...

HgCdTe , Infrared detectors , Sofradir , space , VLWIR

“LWIR and VLWIR MCT technologies and detectors development at Sofradir for space applications"

 SPIE Baltimore 2012   BRIEF BIOGRAPHYCédric LEROY, graduated in Engineer from « Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Mécanique et Energétique » of Valenciennes (France). In 2007, he joined Sofradir as a development engineer in charge of custom Dewar design, especially involved...

Focal plane arrays , Infrared detectors , MCT , Sofradir , space

“Sofradir MCT technology for space applications"

SPIE Berlin 2009– Remote Sensing  ABSTRACTKeywords: Sofradir, Infrared detectors, MCT, Focal plane arrays, spaceThe field of SWIR detectors for space applications is strongly growing those last years, mainly because of the increasing need for environmental missions in the SWIR detection...

HgCdTe , Infrared detectors , Sofradir , space

“A review of the latest developments of MCT infrared technology from visible to VLWIR for space applications at Sofradir"

SPIE Baltimore 2013  BRIEF BIOGRAPHYGraduate engineer from “Institut National des Sciences Appliquées” of Lyon (France)In 1991, she joined SOFRADIR as Project engineer in charge of product performance analyses, and in support to program manager including customer interface, and then...

Sofradir abstract for Special Issue of Defense Science Journal May 2013

 This short article describes the recent developments of cooled infrared products at Sofradir. These developments are driven by the future systems needs like the increase in resolution and detection range, the reduction of the detector size and consequently of the pixel pitch and the...