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HgCdte APD Optimization for Lidar Detection Of greeNhouse gases

Objective

Lidar remote sensing of the earth’s atmosphere is one of the main challenges in coping with the effects and causes of global warming caused by the emission of greenhouse gases. The present operating Lidar missions are all implanted on large satellite platforms due to the size of the telescope and high energy laser modules required to ensure a sufficient collection of light to extract the signal from the detector noise. The principal objective of HOLDON project is to develop a new detection chain which will improve the performance of the Lidars on large platforms and/or reduce the Lidar payload to be integrated in the future micro and mini-satellites. The performance increase is obtained by the optimization of HgCdTe avalanche photodiodes that will be hybridized to a CMOS Readout Circuit providing two operation modes and designed to meet the most demanding requirements for Lidar applications in terms of sensitivity, dynamic range and temporal resolution.
To achieve these goals, a team of 7 partners, leaders in the different fields related to Lidar missions, will collaborate (4 represented EU member states). To this end, three ambitious objectives are defined:
• Design and built a cutting-edge photon noise limited Lidar detection chain
• Validate adequation between detection chain key performances and future space mission requirements
• Demonstrate the improvement achieved with the cutting-edge detection chain for greenhouse gases detection
COMPET-2-2017 aims at supporting project developing new technologies, systems and sub-systems for Earth observation in a relevant environment. According to this call, HOLDON project addresses i) “Detector technolog
y and complete detection chain enhancement in the domains of CMOS and Infrared for Earth observations”, ii) “Sensors and mission concepts delivering high accuracy parameters for emission measurements.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particle physics/photons
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics/pulsed lasers
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing

Call for proposal

H2020-COMPET-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 239 490

Participants (6)

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 229 392,50
Address
31 Rue Des Cosmonautes Zi Du Palays
31402 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 200 625
Address
Route De Saclay
91128 Palaiseau Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 212 975
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALTER TECHNOLOGY TUV NORD SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Calle Tomas Alba Edison 4 Isla De La Cartuja
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ID QUANTIQUE SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 376 088,75
Address
Chemin De La Marbrerie 3 Garouge
1227 Carouge Geneve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AK GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
41B Rue Dupetit Thouars
49000 Angers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)