In the last 10 years, Optoi has focused on technological innovation. This has led to its becoming a point of reference in the production of optoelectronic components in the European aerospace industry.
Strong of its know-how as manufacturer of optoelectronic components for industrial encoders, in 2005 Optoi started working with the French Space Agency CNES to produce a customised 8-channel monolith phototransistor for aerospace encoders. This development project was followed by many others for the design of photodiode arrays and optical photo-couplers, conducted in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI).
In 2012, Optoi upgraded its cleanroom to Class 1000 (as per FED STD 209E) or ISO 6 (as per UNI EN ISO 14644-1:2008), as required for the assembly of microelectronic devices intended for the aerospace market. The production standards of reference are MIL-STD-883 and the ESCC/ESA visual inspection standard No. 204900. These protocols envisage specific intermediate evaluation criteria during assembly, the total absence of reworking, measurement of the degree of seal of the components and a set of ageing tests aimed at ensuring component reliability in operating conditions capable of simulating a real in-orbit mission, the duration of which may extend to a few dozen years.
The activities carried out in the aerospace sector and the investments made in the production infrastructures have brought Optoi significant improvements in the quality of all of its microelectronic products, including those destined for the industrial market.
Here below are the pamphlets of the publications presented at the ISROS and ICSO conventions :
Paper - ISROS 2016 : Paper presented at ISROS 2016 in Otwock (Warsav), Poland, about the develop of Photodiodes for aerospace optical encoders.
Paper - ISROS 2014 : Paper presented at ISROS 2014 in Toulouse.
Paper - ICSO 2014 : Radiation hardened monolithic sensor array for aerospace optical encoder (In the framework of the funding program called European Component Initiative).
Paper - ICSO 2014 : Development and ESCC evaluation of an European optocoupler for space applications (In the framework of the funding program called European Component Initiative).