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Company Information:

Name: Imperium, Inc.
Address: 5901-F Ammendale Road
Beltsville, MD
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (301) 431-2905

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,066,626.00 14
SBIR Phase II $6,481,727.00 8

Award List:

Advanced Nondestructive Evaluation System for Corrosion Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Marvin Lasser
Award Amount: $68,170.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a low weight small volume ultrasonic imaging system Rthat will allow an inspector to quickly detect the amount of corrosion present in Tan aircraft structural component. The initial objective of the Phase I activity is Gthe application and laboratory demonstration and… More

Advanced Nondestructive Evaluation System for Corrosion Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Marvin Lasser
Award Amount: $745,429.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a low weight small volume ultrasonic imaging system Rthat will allow an inspector to quickly detect the amount of corrosion present in Tan aircraft structural component. The initial objective of the Phase I activity is Gthe application and laboratory demonstration and… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Marvin E. Lasser
Award Amount: $99,552.00

Speckle-Free, Hand-Held, Ultrasound Imaging System for Space Missions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Marvin Lasser, President
Award Amount: $69,950.00
Abstract:
Ultrasound imaging has long been the preferred modality for diagnostic evaluation of acute physiological conditions. However, current B-scan ultrasound, based on a fan of echoes, is very difficult to understand and requires specialized training to interpret. In this program, we propose to develop a… More

A Real Time, High Resolution, Ultrasound Camera For Imaging Composite Motor Cases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Marvin Lasser, President
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
"A need exists for improved inspection of composite motor case damage. The systems needed must be field deployable, cost effective and support rapid scans of large surface area to determine damage to the composite case. The system must quantify thedamage, determining the depths and locations of… More

A Transmission Ultrasound Camera for Imaging of Extravascular Gas In Vivo

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Marvin Lasser, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Ultrasound imaging has long been the preferred modality for diagnostic evaluation of acute physiological conditions. However, current B-scan ultrasound, based on a fan of echoes, is very difficult to understand and requires specialized training to interpret. In this program, we propose to develop a… More

A Transmission Ultrasound Camera for Imaging of Extravascular Gas In Vivo

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Marvin Lasser, President
Award Amount: $599,993.00
Abstract:
Ultrasound imaging has long been the preferred modality for diagnostic evaluation of acute physiological conditions. However, current B-scan ultrasound, based on a fan of echoes, is very difficult to understand and requires specialized training to interpret. In this program, we propose to develop a… More

SPECKLE-FREE ATTENUATION ULTRASOUND PROSTATE IMAGING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Marvin E. Lasser
Award Amount: $99,972.00
Abstract:
Description (provided by applicant): Imperium Inc. proposes to develop a speckle-free ultrasound camera to image normal and abnormal tissue structures in the prostate. The system will utilize a unique C-scan reflection mode imaging modality based our patented ultrasound technology. The basis of… More

Real Time Low Cost Ultrasound Camera for Rocket Motor Casing Inspection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Marvin E. Lasser, Chairman of the Board
Award Amount: $749,249.00
Abstract:
The efficient, intuitive use of ultrasonic inspection techniques is critical in assuring that motor cases (as well as other components) are manufactured and maintained correctly. Present inspection methodology generally uses a point-by-point scan of theitem that can be very time consuming with… More

Real Time, Handheld Ultrasound Camera For Inspecting Inner Pipe and Tubing Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marvin E. Lasser, Chairman
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Piping and tubing represent a particularly difficult inspection challenge in industry. With access limited to the outside surface of a target, conventional A-scan ultrasonics is usually the inspection technique of choice. However, this A-scan technology isvery tedious and difficult to interpret. We… More

Real-Time Ultrasound Camera Inspection of Fasteners in Aerospace Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marvin Lasser, Chairman
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
While ultrasound is the benchmark technique for inspecting flaws in aging aerospace structures, it is a slow and difficult technique to utilize. To address this need, Imperium proposes to utilize a novel ultrasound camera to instantly inspect cracks andcorrosion under fasteners. The system will… More

Real-Time Ultrasound Camera Inspection of Fasteners in Aerospace Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marvin Lasser, Chairman of the Board
Award Amount: $749,990.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this Phase II SBIR proposal is to develop a device capable of detecting cracks in the vicinity of fasteners in aerospace structures through the use of an ultrasound camera. During our earlier Phase I effort, we were successful in demonstrating that cracks could be imaged quickly and… More

Portable High Resolution C-scan Ultrasound Camera for Diagnosis of Bone Fractures and Soft Tissue Injury

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Marvin Lasser, Chairman
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
In this project, Imperium Inc., together with Georgetown University Medical Center, propose to build a speckle-free, non-ionizing, high resolution C-scan ultrasound system for detection of small fractures and foreign objects in soft tissue. This `ultrasound camera', contrasts to B-mode ultrasonic… More

Low Cost, Portable Ultrasound Camera for Rapid Composite Inspection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marvin E. Lasser, Chairman
Award Amount: $79,998.00
Abstract:
Imperium, along with Bell Helicopter and Boeing, are proposing a small, portable ultrasound camera for real time imaging of subsurface defects in composites. This device, based around a unique ultrasound imaging array, can generate C-scans in real time of subsurface defects. This allows for a… More

Ultrasound Camera for Rapid, Simple NDE of Rotor Blade Assemblies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marvin E. Lasser, Chairman
Award Amount: $79,998.00
Abstract:
The available tools to detect skin to core disbonds are both difficult to use and require extensive training. Complex waveforms must often be interpreted. We are proposing a small, portable, low cost ultrasound camera for in-service inspection of honeycomb rotor blades for skin to core disbonds. The… More

Portable High Resolution C-scan Ultrasound Camera for Diagnosis of Bone Fractures and Soft Tissue Injury

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Marvin E. Lasser, Chairman
Award Amount: $729,995.00
Abstract:
In this project, Imperium Inc. proposes to develop a non-invasive, non-ionization, portable, high-resolution ultrasound imaging device. This C-scan device can be made to investigate undisplaced fractures of the facial bones and extremities and the potential contamination of soft tissue wounds with… More

Ultrasound Camera for Rapid, Simple NDE of Rotor Blade Assemblies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marvin Lasser, Chairman
Award Amount: $757,134.00
Abstract:
Based on the success of our Phase I SBIR, Imperium, Inc., with Boeing and Bell Helicopter, is submitting this proposal for the development of a field portable low cost ultrasound camera for the rapid, simple inspection for disbonds in helicopter rotor blades. As composites become more prevalent in… More

Low Cost, Portable Ultrasound Camera for Rapid Composite Inspection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marvin Lasser, Chairman
Award Amount: $749,950.00
Abstract:
Based on the success of the Phase I SBIR, Imperium is proposing this Phase II SBIR to build a small, portable handheld device for composite damage inspection in aircraft structures. The device will be light, battery powered, and won't require a specialist for use. The inspector places the handheld… More

A Multimodel Imaging Device for Diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Marvin Lasser, Chairman
Award Amount: $98,998.00
Abstract:
Traumatic brain injury has been designated the "signature wound" of the Iraq war due to its prevalence. Over 43,000 cases of combat related TBI have been documented from 2003 through 2007. TBI is divided into two categories: primary and secondary. Primary injury in most cases is obvious. Secondary… More

Underwater Ultrasound Camera for Real Time Large Area Imaging of Internal Shipboard Pitting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Marvin Lasser, Chairman – (301) 431-2900
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Abstract:
Imperium, and its partner Oceaneering, propose a fast, accurate, reliable, underwater hull inspection system based on Imperium"s unique ultrasound camera technology. The proposed device generates images which are striking for its clarity and simplicity. It is based on a patented 2D ultrasound… More

High Resolution, Simple Detection of KC-130J Subsurface Cracks Under Fasteners

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Marvin Lasser, Chairman – (301) 431-2900
Award Amount: $1,399,987.00
Abstract:
This proposed program is meant to develop a reliable method for finding subsurface cracks under fastener heads of the KC-130J. Structurally critical areas like the wing box and rainbow fittings do not currently have a reliable method to detect these cracks before they grow too large and become a… More

High Resolution Imaging of Limpet Mines and IEDs Using Unique Ultrasound Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Marvin Lasser, Chairman – (301) 431-2900
Award Amount: $79,997.00
Abstract:
Imperium in collaboration with its partner Bluefin Robotics is pleased to present this proposal for an underwater imaging device to inspect the internal components of underwater mines. The device is based on Imperium"s proven ultrasound technology and Bluefin"s Hovering Autonomous… More