CMOS Active Pixel Sensor technology
23 Jun 2010



RAL Space has a UK lead in the development of science-grade CMOS (Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) active pixel sensors as an alternative to CCD (Charge-Coupled Device) detectors. A 12 million pixel sensor has been demonstrated.

A printed circuit board with CMOS Active Pixel Sensor.

​​​​​​CMOS Active Pixel Sensor​

Credit: STFC RAL Space

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.​

For more information please contact: RAL Space Enquiries