Optoi’s involvement in R&D activities under ESA funds has progressively grown in the last few years, leading to the creation of a company unit for space business. A first activity centred on the development and ESCC evaluation of an European radiation tolerant optocoupler is now reaching its conclusion; the encouraging radiation results collected throughout 2013 led to a ESCC ETP being initiated in September 2013 and concluded in February 2014. The collected results are currently under elaboration and the ESCC procedures are being followed, with a view of reaching the EPPL inclusion. In parallel, another has started focusing on the development of an 8-channel phototransistor array for optical angular encoders, whose early developments for CNES have been presented in the three previous editions of ISROS. The current project state is presented in this paper, focusing on two key aspects related to this device, i.e. its strategic importance within the European market and the current development of an hermetic assembly version, as long as the back-end packaging technology is concerned. Finally, Optoi has recently started a third activity for the manufacturing and preliminary space assessment of a new multi-channel silicon photodiode, representing a complementary solution addressing different requirements for future optical encoders. All the abovementioned developments are based on the internal manufacturing of devices; the microelectronic front-end process is managed by FBK’s MNF, in close collaboration with Optoi which on the other hand is mainly involved in the coordination of all these projects as well as the design of the assembled components and in particular the accomplishment of the back-end manufacturing. The company current aim is to lead these activities to a stage where the robustness achieved on the developed devices, the proven maturity of the technology and also the visibility gained especially within the European market, will enable the start of the production on business-to-business based procurements.

Recent achievements from a new European space optoelectronic component supplier

Collini, Amos;Ficorella, Francesco;Giacomini, Gabriele;Bellutti, Pierluigi;
2014

Abstract

Optoi’s involvement in R&D activities under ESA funds has progressively grown in the last few years, leading to the creation of a company unit for space business. A first activity centred on the development and ESCC evaluation of an European radiation tolerant optocoupler is now reaching its conclusion; the encouraging radiation results collected throughout 2013 led to a ESCC ETP being initiated in September 2013 and concluded in February 2014. The collected results are currently under elaboration and the ESCC procedures are being followed, with a view of reaching the EPPL inclusion. In parallel, another has started focusing on the development of an 8-channel phototransistor array for optical angular encoders, whose early developments for CNES have been presented in the three previous editions of ISROS. The current project state is presented in this paper, focusing on two key aspects related to this device, i.e. its strategic importance within the European market and the current development of an hermetic assembly version, as long as the back-end packaging technology is concerned. Finally, Optoi has recently started a third activity for the manufacturing and preliminary space assessment of a new multi-channel silicon photodiode, representing a complementary solution addressing different requirements for future optical encoders. All the abovementioned developments are based on the internal manufacturing of devices; the microelectronic front-end process is managed by FBK’s MNF, in close collaboration with Optoi which on the other hand is mainly involved in the coordination of all these projects as well as the design of the assembled components and in particular the accomplishment of the back-end manufacturing. The company current aim is to lead these activities to a stage where the robustness achieved on the developed devices, the proven maturity of the technology and also the visibility gained especially within the European market, will enable the start of the production on business-to-business based procurements.
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