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AEGIS: A Pixel-array Readout IC for Gamma-ray Imaging

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
75484
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
CA114895
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Augustine Engineering
Augustine Engineering 2115 Park Dale Ln Encinitas, CA 92024
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: AEGIS: A Pixel-array Readout IC for Gamma-ray Imaging
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R41CA114895-01
Award Amount: $189,620.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): CdZnTe arrays are promising detectors for improving nuclear medicine imaging, but existing CdZnTe cameras have limited spatial resolution and small numbers of pixels (space bandwidth product = SpBW). We show that major performance improvements will require high SpBW (>10A5) and small pixels (high resolution). The best approach to obtaining high SpBW detectors is to make many hybrid detector rays composed of a pixellated slab of CdZnTe indium bump bonded to a readout circuit, but a new highperformance readout circuit is required. The University of Arizona Center for Gamma-Ray Imaging (CGRI) and Augustine Engineering have actively collaborated in developing such hybrid detector arrays for use in biomedical gamma ray imaging. We propose to design and build a 64 x 64 readout (AEGIS) in Phase II, which will support the development of high performance clinical semi-conductor cameras. AEGIS will be an event-driven readout with a shaper-amplifier unit cell, active leakage current compensation and 310 um pitch for excellent spatial resolution. In Phase I we will design, fabricate and test an 8 x 8 prototype AEGIS and then make 8x8 hybrid CdZnTe detectors to verify feasibility.

Principal Investigator:

H. B. Barber
5206267682
BRADB@RADIOLOGY.ARIZONA.EDU

Business Contact:


7607538781
Small Business Information at Submission:

Augustine Engineering
Augustine Engineering 2115 Park Dale Ln Encinitas, CA 92024

EIN/Tax ID: 305642272
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
PO BOX 3308
TUCSON, AZ 85722
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university