e2v provides Indian space centre sensors

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Essex-based e2v, a manufacturer of specialised components and subsystems, has won a contract to supply imaging sensors for the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) new satellites.

The ISRO’s Space Application Centre will use e2v’s charged coupled devices (CCD) to build the Resourcesat 3 and Cartosat 3 satellites.

e2v’s time delay integration (TDI) CCD has anti-blooming functions and back thinning post processing to produce high-resolution images and enable applications that require high speed and high sensitivity; for example, to aid in disaster support.

The Cartosat 3 will have a single multi-spectral camera, while the Resourcesat 3 will employ three cameras: a LISS 4, LISS 3 and a multi-spectral camera. The LISS 4 and LISS 3 cameras will have 2.5m and 5m resolution respectively, and the multi-spectral camera will have a resolution of 1m in panchromatic mode and 2m in multi-spectral mode.

e2v specialises in developing electronic tubes and sensors and semiconductors for medical and scientific, aerospace and defence, and commercial and industrial applications.