CMOS active pixel sensor technology
RAL Space has a UK lead in the development of science-grade CMOS active pixel sensors as an alternative to CCD detectors. A 12 million pixel sensor has been demonstrated. Samples have also been thinned by e2v Technologies Plc in work leading towards the development of a back-thinned EUV sensitive detector for the extreme ultraviolet sensitive cameras for instrumentaiton on ESA's Solar Orbiter mission.
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