STA specializes in the development of custom CCD image sensors, controllers, and complete camera systems. We have designed, fabricated, and delivered purpose built CCDs for applications including astronomical surveys, aerial mapping, direct X-ray detection, and space-based sensors. Contact us to discuss your project's requirements.

PACE Launch

PACE Launch

The PACE mission (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud ocean Ecosystem) launched successfully on February 8, 2024. The Ocean Color Instrument (OCI) uses two custom hyperspectral STA CCDs. Mission details are available here: (Image credit SpaceX)

DART Impact

One of the ATLAS cameras, using an STA1600, captured a fantastic video of the DART mission’s collision with the asteroid Dimorphos:

Archon DriverX Added

The new Archon DriverX module is a 12 channel version of the standard 8 channel clock driver. The additional channels have the same 14-bit 100 MHz waveform generation capabilities, but enable higher density controller configurations. Complete details are in the Archon manual.