Limeil-br?vannes cedex, , France
Engineering Products - Manufacturer, Services,
Public. Ltd. Firm Since 0
SODERN is a French company created in 1962 in order to develop and build the first neutronic-triggering sources for the deterrent power of French nuclear weapons. Technical and industrial developments since then have grown to include non-destructive inspection applications such as active inspection of alpha-emitting waste and on?line bulk material analysis.
At the end of the sixties, SODERN started to diversify into Space Activity, with the development of infrared Earth sensors and solar sensors to provide measurements required for satellite attitude control.
Since then, both the range of products offered and the participation in major Space projects have significantly increased to include Attitude Control (Star Trackers, Earth Sensors), Earth Observation (Cameras, Optical & Optronic Instruments for satellites SPOT, HELIOS, ENVISAT, etc.), Scientific Instrumentation integrated on board satellites, space stations and space vehicles (PHARAO, DECLIC, COROT, etc.).
SODERN also develops and sells optical instruments devoted to nuclear industry, defence and scientific research.
Our activities involve developing and maintaining a high level of technical expertise and competencies in a wide range of fields: Analogical and Digital Electronics, Data-Processing, Computer & Information Sciences, Optronics, Optics, Mechanics, Thermal, Physics, etc.
SODERN Working in twp areas that are Space & optical instrumentation and Neutron instrumentation Space & optical instrumentation -Star trackers SED16 product line ATV -Earth & sun sunsors STD15 / STD16 Sun sensors -Earth observation SPOT - PLEIADES GLOBAL MONITORING INFRARED IMAGERS -Scientific instrumentation MARS EXPLORATION DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION MICRO-GRAVITY EXPERIMENTS -On-ground & optics instrumentation EQUIPMENT FOR DEFENCE OPTICS PRODUCT LIST -Space programs -Publications Neutron instrumentation -Neutron targets -Sealed neutron tubes -Neutron generators -Neutron analysers Neutron Analysis with an electric neutron source Continuous Neutron Analyser for on line measurement -Projects in progress New systems in progress Landmines detection Chemical Weapon Analysis Down-hole Neutron Analyser -Publications
20, Av Descartes
Limeil-Br?vannes Cedex - 94451 () France