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Detecting Fossilized Microscopic Life Forms on Mars with Dual-Energy CT

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
56506
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
012832
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: 2002
Title: Detecting Fossilized Microscopic Life Forms on Mars with Dual-Energy CT
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS3-02183
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

This purpose of this SBIR Phase II project is to build a prototype dual-energy CT scanner to inspect and analyze the small rocks and minerals for evidnece of fossilized life. The goal is to achieve three-dimensional volume images with 10-micron spatial resolution in the reconstructed image and to provide identification at that resolution, of both the density and the effective atomic number of the material being examined. The scanner will use a precision turntable to manipulate the part and an array of CZT detectors to detect full-energy photons from the decay of a 109Cd radioactive source.

Principal Investigator:

David Nisius
Engineer/Physicist
8476346425
dnisius@birinc.com

Business Contact:

John Moore
President, CEO
8476346425
jmoore@birinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 363090552
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No