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Image sensors play a very important role in space projects for operational missions, science projects and even for modern optical telecommunication. All possible wavelengths are of interest. Ranging from high energy particle detectors, over visible till the far infrared and the mm-wave range.
At Xenics we are mostly confronted with requests for imaging and sensing in the range between the visible and the thermal infrared. In this range we offer our standard range of products for LEO or manned space flights, designed with a COTS philosophy; in this case also complete Xenics cameras can fly. We are also open to negotiate on dedicated products for long endurance missions with a higher radiation background.
Xenics has a wide range of products which can fulfil your needs in imaging and sensing. Our main work horses are InGaAs based cameras and Focal Plane Arrays (FPA's) covering the Visible, NIR and SWIR (VNS) bands as well as uncooled microbolometer arrays covering the [3-5 µm] and the [8 -14 µm] band. We also offer cooled solutions in the MWIR and LWIR bands.
For the VNS range, we have both linear and 2D Focal Planes. These cover a very broad range of photon flexes and integration times. We offer very low noise, long integration time devices for e.g. electro-luminescence experiments or astronomy. In our product range we also have devices for regular imaging and fast devices for hyperspectral imaging or waterfront sensing and optical telecommunication.
Next to our Focal Planes, we offer an entire range of linear VNS image sensors which have proven their reliability in several vegetation and earth radiation budget missions:
All our sensors are available in commercial and space qualified grade. We are glad to discuss your environmental requirements.
Let us know if your experiment is requiring a sensor which is not mentioned on our website. We are open to discuss your specific requirements. This can go from a dedicated package to a full new design, tailored to your needs. We will design and test your product and take care of its qualification and acceptance tests.