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REAL TIME, LIGHT WEIGHT X-RAY IMAGER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
18573
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18573
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CIENCIA, INC.
111 ROBERTS ST, STE K EAST HARTFORD, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: REAL TIME, LIGHT WEIGHT X-RAY IMAGER
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $494,633.00
 

Abstract:

A COMPACT, LIGHT WEIGHT, LARGE AREA, HIGH RESOLUTION TWO-DIMENSIONAL REAL-TIME DIGITAL X-RAY IMAGING SYSTEM, BASED ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED A-SI:H PHOTODIODE ARRAY AS IMAGE SENSOR IS PROPOSED. THE FIRST PROTOTYPE IMAGE SENSOR WILL HAVE A SENSITIVE AREA 8" X 10" WITH 1024 X 1280 PIXELS COUPLED TO AN OPTIMIZED SCINTILLATOR SUCH AS GD2O2S:TB AS AN X-RAY CONVERTER. EACH DIODE ELEMENT IS CONNECTED THROUGH A INTEGRATED POLY-SILICON NMOS THIN FILM TRANSISTOR TO A COLUNM AND A ROW ANALOG SHIFT REGISTERS WHICH IS CONTROLLED BY 13 MHZ CLOCK PULSES. THE INTEGRATION TIME IS CONTROLLABLE THROUGH A COMPUTER. WITH A DATA TRANSFER TIME 0.1 SEC/FRAME, AND WITH A DISPLAY TIME LESS THAN 1 SEC., THE OUTPUT DATA IS FURTHER DIGITIZED BY A FRAME GRABBER SUD DISPLAYED OR FURTHER PROCESSED BY COMPUTER. THE DIGITAL IMAGE SYSTEM HAS A SENSITIVE AREA AND A IMAGE RESOLUTION COMPARABLE TO THE TRADITIONAL SCREEN FILM COMBINATION; THE SYSTEM CAN HAVE A MUCH HIGHER SENSITIVITY AND DYNAMIC RANGE THAN THE EXISTING SCREEN FILM COMBINATION.

Principal Investigator:

Yong-sheng Chao
2036599471

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ciencia (old: Techquest)
50 Nye Road Glastonbury, CT 06033

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