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COMPACT, FIBER OPTIC HOLOGRAPHIC PROBE FOR OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16502
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16502
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
InterScience, Inc.
105 Jordan Road Troy, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: COMPACT, FIBER OPTIC HOLOGRAPHIC PROBE FOR OTOLARYNGOLOGY
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,151.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS THE DETAILED DESIGN AND PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INNOVATIVE PROBE FOR MAKING REAL TIME TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS OF THE VIBRATORY PATTERN OF THE TYMPANIC MEMBRANE. THE DESIGN OF THE PROBE INCLUDES THE USE OF SINGLE MODE FIBERS TO PROVIDE THE OBJECT AND REFERENCE BEAMS, A COHERENT FIBER BUNDLE FOR TRANSMISSION OF THE SCATTERED LIGHT AND A TWO DIMENSIONAL, SOLID STATE ARRAY DETECTOR FOR DIGITAL ANALYSIS OF THE IMAGE. THE RESULTING HIGH SPATIAL RESOLUTION IMAGES ARE STORED FOR PROCESSING AND PRESENTATION VIA COMPUTER INTERFACE. THE COMPACT PROBE IS DESIGNED FOR DIRECT INSERTION IN THE EXTERNAL EAR CANAL WITH CHANNELS FOR PRESSURIZATION AND ACOUSTIC STIMULATION. THIS MODE OF OPERATION WILL ALLOW THE EXAMINATION OF MINUTE CHANGES IN THE DYNAMICS OF THE MEMBRANE WHICH CAN BE CORRELATED WITH THE MORPHOLOGY OF HEARING DISORDERS AND/OR THE EFFICACY OF SURGICAL PROCEDURES. AN INTERFEROGRAM OF A VIBRATING SURFACE WILL BE PRODUCED IN THE EXPERIMENTAL PROTOTYPE AND A SIMULATED IMAGE TRANSFER TO A LINEAR DETECTOR ARRAY WILL BE ACHIEVED FOR DIGITAL STORAGE. THE FULL DEVELOPMENT OF THIS INNOVATIVE PROBE WILL CONTRIBUTE FUNDAMENTALLY TO THE ARSENAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGICAL RESEARCHERS AND ULTIMATELY BE TRANSFERRED TO A CLINICAL SETTING.

Principal Investigator:

Castracane, James
Principal Investigator
5182837500

Business Contact:

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Interscience, Inc
105 Jordan Road Troy, NY 12180

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