CIMI: Image Sensor Research Team

The research team has been working for many years, focusing on two main goals to improve the performance of CMOS imagers and to propose new architectures aimed at the development of new dedicated applications.

Several studies were performed in partnership with EADS-Astrium to define architectures of imagers dedicated to Earth observation from space in LEO or GEO orbits, that led to development of both silicon demonstrators and the COBRA2M 2D imager, which have been integrated into the GOCI (Geostationary Ocean Color Imager) observation instrument aboard a COMS (Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite) satellite placed in GEO orbit in 2010. Photos taken by the sensor are available on kosc website (category COMS -> GOCI). An other result of these studies is the development program of the VNIR detector for ESA’s Sentinel 2 mission.