ON Semiconductor to Jointly Develop Next Generation Star Tracker CMOS Image Sensor with the European Space Agency
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) today announced that the European Space Agency has awarded it a joint development contract for the next generation star tracker CMOS Image Sensor , referred to as HAS3.
Once developed and qualified, the High Accuracy Star Tracker 3 (HAS3) image sensor will expand the STAR family of radiation-tolerant CIS. The existing HAS2 CIS offered today by ON Semiconductor is designed for Attitude and Orbit Control (AOCS) space applications. The HAS2 was developed and qualified under the General Support Technology Programme of the ESA. The device features an array of 1024 x 1024 active pixels (18 µm) and supports on-chip non-destructive readout and multiple windowing. Following its successful qualification in 2007, ON Semiconductor's HAS2 image sensor has become the heart of a new generation of Star Trackers which have become the defacto industry standard.
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