The combination of Advacam’s advanced capabilities in hybridization of Silicon on Silicon and Caeleste’s image sensor know-how for space applications allows ESA to start the project AO/1-9801/19/NL/AR “Development of a Hybrid Visible Image Sensor”. Hybrid image sensor technology makes the best of both worlds available; it offers the ability to independently customize the performance of both the ROIC and the detection layer from soft X-rays over ultraviolet to near-infrared.

ESA wants to develop and safeguard the hybrid Silicon-on-Silicon technology. It is expected that such detector would have a wide range of applications for Earth observation, as well as astronomy and planetary applications.


Caeleste and Advacam announced their collaboration on the development of a Hybrid Visible CMOS image sensor for future space and science missions.

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