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LINEAR HOLOGRAPHIC ULTRASONIC IMAGING, PHASE I

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
556
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
556
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sigma Research Corp
234 Littleton Rd - Ste 2e Westford, MA 01886
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: LINEAR HOLOGRAPHIC ULTRASONIC IMAGING, PHASE I
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSER'S RESEARCH IS INTENDED TO APPLY A TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED FOR NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING OF B-SCAN ULTRASONIC IMAGING. THIS TECHNOLOGY, LINEAR ULTRASONIC HOLOGRAPHY, PROMISES TO IMPROVE THE LATERAL RESOLUTION OF B-SCAN IMAGES SIGNIFICANTLY. IT DEPENDS HEAVILY ON THE RECENT INTRODUCTION OF HIGH-SPEED MICROPROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY, MAKINGIT POSSIBLE TO APPROACH REAL-TIME HOLOGRAPHIC IMAGING WITH ITS INHERENTLY SUPERIOR RESOLUTION. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL UTILIZE EQUIPMENT DEVELOPED UNDER THE SPONSORSHIP OF THE ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE (EPRI) FOR THE INSPECTION OF NUCLEAR PRESSURE VESSELS. THIS EQUIPMENT, WITH ALGORITHM MODIFICATIONS, WILL BE USED TO OBTAIN B-SCAN LIKE IMAGES OF THE AIUM STANDARD RESOLUTION TARGET AND A TISSUE EQUIVALENT PHANTOM, TO DETERMINE RESOLUTION AND IMAGE QUALITY. THIS, TOGETHER WITH A SYSTEMS ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE WHETHER REAL-TIME OPERATION IS PRACTICAL, WILL RESULT IN A DECISION FOR PHASE II PROPOSAL. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS PROGRAM WILL RESULT IN A MUCH IMPROVED ULTRASONIC IMAGE WHICH SHOULD ALLOW THE PHYSICIAN TO MAKE BETTER CLINICAL DECISIONS.

Principal Investigator:

B.p. Hildebrand
2065759327

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Sigma Research
565 Industry Drive Seattle, WA 98188

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Number of Employees: N/A
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Minority-Owned: No
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