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Nüvü’s Cameras Head into Space

Photonics.com
Jun 2016
MONTREAL, June 15, 2016 — With the support of the Canadian Space Agency, Nüvü Cameras’ CCD Controller for Counting Photons (CCCP) now features passive heat dissipation for space travel.

Expanding the frontiers of detection in near complete darkness, the cooling innovation dissipates emitted heat without the use of air, an essential requirement when air is absent from the environment or when access to air circulation is limited. The innovation, spurred by space exploration, also pioneers new developments in electron-multiplying CCD (EMCCD) cameras to benefit human lives through hospital center systems.

With the goal of integrating a future major space mission, TRL-5 CCCP will be designed for space use and characterized under relevant conditions for the new environment. This space technology has the potential to revolutionize the imaging of exoplanets, asteroid research and space debris monitoring.

Nüvü’s development roadmap toward space qualification has been laid out for the Canadian Space Agency, and a TRL-5 version of CCCP is already in the design phase.

Nüvü develops ultrasensitive EMCCD products.


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photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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