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INFRARED-IMAGING SYSTEM FOR NONINVASIVE THERMOMETRY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7927
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7927
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Imaging Science Technologies
Po Box 8175 - 1425 Seminole/s Charlottesville, VA 22906
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: INFRARED-IMAGING SYSTEM FOR NONINVASIVE THERMOMETRY
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

RLS ENTERPRISES, LTD., HAS DEVELOPED AND PATENTED AND INFRARED (IR)-IMAGING TECHNOLOGY THAT DIFFERS FROM OTHERS IN THAT IT IS A PHOTONIC, NOT A THERMAL PROCESS. IT IS CHARACTERIZED BY ELECTRONIC TRANSITION PRODUCED BY THE ABSORPTION OF IR PHOTONS THAT CAN PROVIDE A MICROSECOND-RANGE RESPONSE TIME. RESOLUTION IS THEORETICALLY AT THE MOLECULAR-SIZE LEVEL AND IS LIMITED BY THE OPTICS AND NOISE LEVEL RATHER THAN THE MATERIAL BEING USED. IT DOES NOT REQUIRE CRYOGENIC COOLING AS IN MOST MECHANICAL SCANNING, IMAGING TUBE, AND FOCAL PLANE ARRAY TECHNOLOGIES IN THE 10-MICRON BAND. THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVES AND SPECIFIC AIMS OF THIS PROJECTARE TO DEVELOP A NONINVASIVE THERMOMETRY DEVICE FOR THE ACCURATE MEASUREMENT OF TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION IN TUMOR AND NORMAL HUMAN TISSUES DURING HYPOTHERMIA TREATMENT WITH A SENSITIVITY OF 0.1 DEGREE C IN PHASE I. OPTIMIZATION GOALSOF PHASE II ARE TO ACHIEVE A FINAL SENSITIVITY OF 0.01 DEGREE C. THIS NEW PROCESS CAN ATTAIN A SENSITIVITY OF 10 MINUS 14 W SEC/CM2 AND HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED OFR A 10-MICRON VERSION IN THE LABORATORY. THIS IS AN INCREASE 10 TIMES OVER THE DETECTABILITY OF EXISTING IR-IMAGING AND DETECTION SYSTEMS

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Michael D Lockhart
8049787000
Small Business Information at Submission:

Rls Enterprises Ltd
Box 8175 1425 Seminole Trail Charlottesville, VA 22906

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