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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: C16–C23

Smart CMOS image sensor for lightning detection and imaging

Sébastien Rolando, Vincent Goiffon, Pierre Magnan, Franck Corbière, Romain Molina, Michel Tulet, Michel Bréart-de-Boisanger, Olivier Saint-Pé, Saïprasad Guiry, Franck Larnaudie, Bruno Leone, Leticia Perez-Cuevas, and Igor Zayer  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 7, pp. C16-C23 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.000C16


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Abstract

We present a CMOS image sensor dedicated to lightning detection and imaging. The detector has been designed to evaluate the potentiality of an on-chip lightning detection solution based on a smart sensor. This evaluation is performed in the frame of the predevelopment phase of the lightning detector that will be implemented in the Meteosat Third Generation Imager satellite for the European Space Agency. The lightning detection process is performed by a smart detector combining an in-pixel frame-to-frame difference comparison with an adjustable threshold and on-chip digital processing allowing an efficient localization of a faint lightning pulse on the entire large format array at a frequency of 1 kHz. A CMOS prototype sensor with a 256×256 pixel array and a 60 μm pixel pitch has been fabricated using a 0.35 μm 2P 5M technology and tested to validate the selected detection approach.

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OCIS Codes
(040.6070) Detectors : Solid state detectors
(110.2970) Imaging systems : Image detection systems
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

History
Original Manuscript: October 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2012
Published: January 16, 2013

Citation
Sébastien Rolando, Vincent Goiffon, Pierre Magnan, Franck Corbière, Romain Molina, Michel Tulet, Michel Bréart-de-Boisanger, Olivier Saint-Pé, Saïprasad Guiry, Franck Larnaudie, Bruno Leone, Leticia Perez-Cuevas, and Igor Zayer, "Smart CMOS image sensor for lightning detection and imaging," Appl. Opt. 52, C16-C23 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-7-C16


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