NASIKA - night vision camera for autonomous driving - applications
The joint project: The night vision camera for automotive applications (NASIKA) project is sponsored by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) and was launched in November 2016 with a duration of 3 years.
The project is comprised of three project partners who join forces in the development of a night vision camera in near infra-red range. The individual camera pixels are Ge-on-Si photo diodes and are being developed and manufactured at Institut für Halbleitertechnik (IHT). An anti-reflex layer increasing the radiation transmission can be realized using b-Si. b-Si is produced by the Institute of Applied Physics (IAP) in Jena. INES is responsible for the readout of the individual pixels. An ASIC will collect the signals, digitalize them and send the data to a personal computer via usb interface to be visualized.