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A MODULAR VLSI ARCHITECTURE FOR COINCIDENCE DETECTION IN POSITRON EMISSION…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10815
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10815
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CTI SERVICES, INC.
810 INNOVATION DR KNOXVILLE, TN 37932
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: A MODULAR VLSI ARCHITECTURE FOR COINCIDENCE DETECTION IN POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,723.00
 

Abstract:

THIS STUDY WILL INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF IMPLEMENTING A NEW ARCHITECTURE FOR PART OF THE PROCESSING REQUIRED TO RECONSTRUCT IMAGES FOR POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY. IMPLEMENTING THIS NEW ARCHITECTURE FOR COINCIDENCE DETECTIONIN A VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATED (VLSI) CIRCUIT SHOULD NOT ONLY REDUCE THE SIZE AND COST OF THE CIRCUITRY, BUT SHOULD ALSO REDUCE THE LENGTH REQUIREMENTS OF AN EXPENSIVE HIGH SPEED CABLE. THE ARCHITECTURE IS PRACTICAL ONLY IN VLSI SINCE IT REQUIRES A LARGE NUMBER OF INTERNAL CONNECTIONS. HOWEVER, THE SILICON AREA NEEDED FOR MAKING THESE CONNECTIONS WILL BE MINIMIZED BY EMPLOYING NEAREST-NEIGHBOR COMMUNICATION WITHIN THE ARRAY OF MODULES. FURTHERMORE, THE ARCHITECTURE'S DESIGN COMPLEXITY WILL BE KEPT MANAGEABLE BY REPLICATING A SINGLE MODULE 56 TIMES WITHIN THE ARRAY. PHASE I WILL CONSIST OF MAPPING THE DESIRED FUNCTIONS INTO A SEMICUSTOM VLSI CIRCUIT AND COMPARING THIS IMPLEMENTATION WITH AN EXISTING DISCRETE IMPLEMENTATION. THE FEASIBILITY OF PROCEEDING ON TO DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF THE VLSI IMPLEMENTATION THEN WILL BE EVALUATED.

Principal Investigator:

Mr Michael E Casey
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Computer Technology & Imaging
810 Innovation Dr Knoxville, TN 37932

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