Earth Observation Imaging & Living Planet Sciences

Earth Observation

Teledyne has a long history in enabling Earth Observation (EO) missions for ESA, NASA, JAXA and other space agencies to acquire observations of the Earth’s surface and atmosphere via remote sensing instruments. With aerospace technologies continually, evolving, remote sensing and digital data collection applications are increasing in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and increasingly to airborne platforms. With an eye to the rapidly evolving market in High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) Teledyne Imaging is developing its next generation product platforms with this in-mind.

Teledyne imaging’s sensor portfolio for Earth observation and remote sensing passive imagery covers the complete range of imaging techniques in the visible spectrum including panchromatic, multi-spectral, pan-sharpened and hyper-spectral. Specialist X-ray, ultraviolet (UV) and infrared solutions are also available.

With a complete portfolio in CCD devices and an ever-expanding range of front and backside illuminated radiation hardened CMOS detectors, you can be sure we can supply you with the solution for your mission that meets the spectral, data, functionality, cost and power requirements of the remote sensing instrument.



Key advantages from Teledyne Imaging
  • Full spectrum and multi band (Visible to NIR through Infrared)
  • High to very high pixel Focal Plane Arrays (FPAs) such as 4k to 12k pixel detectors to 24k and 36k silicon carbide dual and tri-detector focal planes
  • Added CMOS on-chip functionality
  • Low noise
  • Low latch-up and resistant to Single Event Latch-up (SEL)
  • Radiation tolerant
  • Space / flight proven designs
  • Custom spectral filters

Living Planet Sciences

Teledyne has a long history in enabling Earth Observation (EO) missions for ESA, NASA, JAXA and other space agencies, with the criticality of understanding the Earth system and its processes in the context of global change Teledyne has worked with ESA’s and NASA’s living planet programmes since the 1980’s which has directed technological image sensor development to meet these goals specifically.

Teledyne imaging’s sensor portfolio for living planet passive imagery covers the complete range of imaging techniques in the visible spectrum including panchromatic, multi-spectral, pan-sharpened and hyper-spectral. Specialist X-ray, ultraviolet (UV) and infrared solutions are also available.

With a complete portfolio in CCD devices and an ever-expanding range of front and backside illuminated radiation hardened CMOS detectors, you can be sure we can supply you with the solution for your mission that meets the spectral, data, functionality, cost and power requirements of the remote sensing instrument.


Our heritage

With more than 80 flown missions and programmes that the Teledyne Imaging group have provided the remote sensing detector for and more than 20 planned missions, Teledyne has a proven and enviable market leading position in space qualified imaging solutions.

Examples:

  • ESA’s Copernicus Sentinel satellites – Visible, CMOS, CCD, TDI (Multi-spectral)
  • Meteosat Third Generation

 

Key advantages from Teledyne Imaging
  • Full spectrum and multi band (Visible to NIR through Infrared)
  • Added CMOS on-chip functionality
  • Low noise
  • Low latch-up and resistant to Single Event Latch-up (SEL)
  • Radiation tolerant
  • Space / flight proven designs
  • Custom spectral filters

Earth Observation Imaging and Living Planet Sciences Products

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