The first product will be designed for the Science and Astronomy needs. The same ROIC can be used for these 2 applications. It is based on an already proven SFD design (source follower per detector).
For Earth observation on the other end the photon flux is higher. This requires the use of a ROIC with a Capacitor Trans-Impedance Amplifier (CTIA) input stage.
With these 2 types of ROICs the science, astronomy, Earth observation and others can be addressed. The potential customers are :
International agencies and International Public-Private partnerships building telescopes: future ELT projects, new instruments on existing Telescopes
SOFRADIR’s market analysis for science and astronomy applications is as follows: