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Reverse Ceometry X-Ray Source Volume CT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
20186
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20186
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BIO-IMAGING RESEARCH, INC.
425 BARCLAY BOULEVARD LINCOLNSHIRE, IL 60069
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Reverse Ceometry X-Ray Source Volume CT
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,575.00
 

Abstract:

X-ray computed tomography (CT) is widely used in defense, aerospace, and industrial applications. CT provides flaw detection, density measurement, accurate dimensions, morphology, assembly verification, material property analysis, and other vauable information. However, a major limitation of CT has been the inspection time required for 100% coverage of an object, since a single slice through the object usually requires several minutes. One promising technique to overcome this limitation is volume computed tomography (VCT). Instead of acquiring only a single slice from the object, VCT employs an area detector to collect hundreds of slices per exposure. VCT has been demonstrated in the laboratory as a promising NDE technique, but the limitations of area x-ray detectors and system costs above $1,000,000 have prevented any significant commercial applications. We propose to demonstrate the feasibility of a completely new concept of VCT, which overcomes the limitations of area detectors and conventional x-ray sources. This concept uses a raster scanned area x-ray source and a single, tightly collimated solid state detector. In addition to performing fast VCT, this approach will produce higher quality images than current VCT, since it eliminates the scattered x-ray signal at the detector.

Principal Investigator:

Michael D Silver, Phd
7086346425

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Bio-imaging Research, Inc.
425 Barclay Blvd Lincolnshire, IL 60069

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DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No