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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 BIOGRAPHY


Graduate 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 in 1995 also in charge of pre-contract project management and customer interface. Between 2001 and 2009, she was Program manager in charge of pre-contract project management, and development projects management, mainly focused on technology development. Since 2009, she was promoted as Senior program manager in charge of pre-contract project management and development projects management, for space projects.
 

 

ABSTRACT

Based on a large experience, Sofradir is conducting major space programs covering all the wavelength range from visible to VLWIR as Sentinel projects in the frame of the GMES program or MTG detectors development and manufacturing for the future European meteorological satellites of third generation. In particular, new developments of MCT infrared detectors are currently made :

  • A new generation of SWIR hyperspectral detectors with a format of 1024x1024 / 15 µm pitch
  • Optimization of MCT performances for VLWIR spectral range aiming at new sounding missions
  • Developments of new infrared detectors for MTG program

In this paper, a review of the main space programs conducted by Sofradir is presented with a particular emphasis on the last developments.

 

ABSTRACT

For the last ten years, Sofradir space activity has grown and strengthened relying on 25 years of experience in development and production of 2nd and 3rd generation MCT infrared detectors. Based on this experience, Sofradir is conducting major space programs covering all the wavelength range from visible to VLWIR as Sentinel projects in the frame of the GMES program or MTG detectors development and manufacturing for the future European meteorological satellites of third generation. Thus Sofradir is conducting new developments of MCT infrared detectors such as :

  • A new generation of SWIR hyperspectral detectors with a format of 1024x1024 / 15 µm pitch
  • Optimization of MCT performances for VLWIR spectral range aiming at new sounding missions
  • Developments of new infrared detectors for MTG program

In this paper, a review of the main space programs conducted by Sofradir is presented. A particular emphasis is made on the last developments concerning a new generation of visible – SWIR large format detector with low pixel pitch (1024x1024 / 15 µm pitch), last results regarding MCT VLWIR technology for sounding applications and new MCT infrared detectors for earth observation.

 

AUTHORS :

P. PIDANCIER, N. JAMIN, B. FIEQUE, C. LEROY, P. CHORIER
SOFRADIR, 43-47 rue Camille Pelletan,
92290 CHÂTENAY-MALABRY, France
Phone: 33.1.41.13.45.30    Fax : 33.1.46.61.58.84

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