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LARGE-FORMAT REAL-TIME X-RAY IMAGERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14679
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14679
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NANOPTICS, INC.
3014 NE 21st Way Gainesville, FL 32609-3307
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: LARGE-FORMAT REAL-TIME X-RAY IMAGERS
Agency: DOC
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $200,000.00
 

Abstract:

WE PROPOSE A NOVEL TECHNOLOGY FOR A REAL-TIME X-RAY IMAGER. THE PROPOSED TECHNOLOGY CAN BE ADAPTED TO SPECIFIC MEDICAL OR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS WHICH MAY HAVE DIFFERENT REQUIREDCHARACTERISTICS. THE SPATIAL RESOLUTION CAN BE IN THE RANGEOF 5 TO 20 LINE PAIRS PER MM. A SINGLE UNIT HAS AN ACTIVE IMAGING AREA OF 10 CM X 10 CM. BECAUSE THERE IS ESSENTIALLYNO DEAD SPACE AROUND THE EDGE OF A UNIT, SEVERAL UNITS CAN BE CLOSE PACKED TO PROVIDE VERY LARGE FORMAT REAL-TIME IMAGING. THE X-RAY CONVERSION, LIGHT PRODUCTION, AND PHOTO-ELECTRIC CONVERSION EFFICIENCIES CAN PROVIDE ABOUT ONEELECTRON PER CONVERTED X-RAY. THIS FEATURE GUARANTEES EFFECTIVE IMAGING AT MINIMAL RADIATION DOSE EXPOSURE. IN PHASE 1, WE PROPOSE DESIGNING, BUILDING, AND TESTING A SECTION OF AN IMAGING UNIT. MEASUREMENTS WILL INCLUDE SPATIAL RESOLUTION, DYNAMIC RANGE, NOISE, DETECTIVE QUANTUM EFFICIENCY, AND CONTRAST DETAIL CURVES. RESULTS WILL BE COMPARED WITH THOSE OBTAINED FROM STANDARD X-RAY IMAGING MODALITIES. THE FEASIBILITY OF THE NOVEL TECHNOLOGY WILL THEREFORE BE FULLY EXPLORED. IN PHASE 2, A COMPLETE IMAGING UNIT WILL BE DESIGNED, BUILT,AND TESTED IN A VARIETY OF MEDICAL AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

W Choi
9043714778

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Nanoptics Inc.
1810 Nw 6th St Gainesville, FL 32609

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