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Laser-Activated X-Ray Source

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
25958
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
25958
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: 1994
Title: Laser-Activated X-Ray Source
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,992.00
 

Abstract:

We propose a method of generating x-rays that will combine high instantaneous output of rotating-anode x-ray tubes with continuous cooling rates as great or greater than fixed-anode tubes. This combination can be achieved in a mechanically simple way, and will reduce spot wobble without vacuum seals, vacuum bearings, deflecting field, or conventional cathodes, by either thermionic or photoemission, using laser excitation. Both methods have worked in previous experiments, the proposed configuration should maximize output. The method is also advantageous in extended-anode tubes, such as for linear scans and CT systems without moving parts. OPTION: None submitted.

Principal Investigator:

Michael D. Silver
7086346425

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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