e2v To Supply CCD Image Sensors For Indian Space Application Center

As part of the ISRO’s plan to develop imaging resource satellites, the SAC will develop the following satellites using e2v’s charge coupled devices (CCDs):

* Resourcesat 3 – will use three cameras: LISS 4, LISS 3 and a multi-spectral camera with resolution of 1 meter in panchromatic mode and 2 meters in multi-spectral mode. Liss 3 & Liss 4 will have 2.5 & 5 meter resolution.
* Cartosat 3 – will use a single multi- spectral camera.

The high performance e2v CCD sensors utilise TDI (Time Delay Integration), anti blooming functionalities and back thinning post processing to obtain very high quantum efficiency. This will provide Indian earth observation programmes with superior resolution enabling the monitoring of land and urban development, agriculture and soil, forests, environment, bio and also aid in disaster support.

Brian McAllister, General Manager of Space & Scientific Imaging at e2v, said. “This is a significant new contract for e2v. These devices will be designed and manufactured in Grenoble, highlighting the synergies of the Grenoble facility with our traditional Chelmsford based space imaging expertise and expanding the type of products e2v can supply to space agencies. We are proud to support SAC ISRO for these earth observation developments”.

SOURCE e2v technologies

Author: EARSC

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