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Cryogenic Electronics for Space Applications and Research

Obiettivo

Observations from space offer huge improvements in many fields of science. They expand widely the range of the spectral information compared to ground applications. Recently, the use of space qualified cryocoolers to decrease the temperature of instruments down to few kelvins and even below, allows the use of new resistive sensors exhibiting outstanding performances when compared to classical devices. For example, new moderately cooled magnetometers arrays can provide a very high magnetic sensitivity for space exploration, thermal X-ray detectors can reach a spectral resolution two orders of magnitude better than Silicon ones, and in the Infrared domain, observations with bolometers will soon be limited only by the photon background of zodiacal light.
The development of large format array detectors in these three fields is today constrained by the amount of signal channels that can be extracted in parallel from the power limited cold stages.
The goal of this network is to provide the community with cryogenic electronic elements performing all the essential functions to preserve the signal quality of a large amount of sensors (pixels). For this purpose, two ways must be followed in parallel:
-the development of new components (transistors) showing low noise and reduced power consumption to replace the JFETs limited to 120 K
-the conception of new circuits based on the cryogenic proven CMOS and SiGe technologies to realize complex functions (amplification, filtering, multiplexing and digitalization…)
The network gathers fundamental solid-state research laboratories for the development of elementary electronic components; a semi-industrial company already manufacturing complex CMOS and SiGe circuits for cryogenic space applications (Herschel), specialists of cryogenic measurements having already the know how for (sub) Kelvin measurements, together with confirmed space instrumentalists

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FP7-SPACE-2010-1
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Meccanismo di finanziamento

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinatore

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Indirizzo
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Francia

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Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Nathalie Judas (Ms.)
Contributo UE
€ 531 350

Partecipanti (6)

MTA Konkoly Thege Miklos Csillagaszati Kutatointezet

Partecipazione conclusa

Ungheria
Indirizzo
Konkoly Thege Miklos Ut 15-17
1121 Budapest

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Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Csaba Kiss (Dr.)
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 577 170
Indirizzo
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven

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Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Christine Van Houtven (Ms.)
CSILLAGASZATI ES FOLDTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Ungheria
Contributo UE
€ 94 500
Indirizzo
Konkoly Thege Miklos Street 15-17
1121 Budapest

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Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Csaba Kiss (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Francia
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€ 573 288,40
Indirizzo
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Clément Oliver (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Italia
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€ 152 000,10
Indirizzo
Piazza Marina 61
90133 Palermo

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Antonio Genovese (Dr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
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€ 69 741,60
Indirizzo
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Brooke Alasya (Ms.)