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LARGE FIELD OF VIEW REAL-TIME X-RAY IMAGING SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
6511
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6511
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Synergistic Detector Designs
2438 Wyandotte St Bldg A Mountain View, CA 94043
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: LARGE FIELD OF VIEW REAL-TIME X-RAY IMAGING SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,600.00
 

Abstract:

REAL-TIME DIGITAL X-RAY IMAGING SYSTEMS ARE CURRENTLY BEING USED TO INSPECT ROCKET MOTORS SUCH AS THE C4, HAWK, STANDARD MISSILE, AND SIDEWINDER AS WELL AS NUMEROUS AERO-TURBINE PARTS. IN MOST CASES THE SIZE OF THE FIELD OF VIEW (FOV) IS LIMITED BY THE DIGITAL PROCESSOR REQUIREMENT TO BREAK THE IMAGE INTO 512 X 512 PIXELS. RECENTLY PROCESSORS HAVE BECOME AVAILABLE THAT PROVIDE DIGITAL IMAGES WITH 1024 X 1024 PIXELS, WHICH WOULD ALLOW A FIELD OF VIEW INCREASE OF UP TO A FACTOR OF FOUR, THUS SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCING THE INSPECTION TIME. HOWEVER, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF PARAMETERS ASSOCIATEDWITH THE INSPECTION OF ROCKET MOTORS, SUCH AS THE PULSED X-RAY SOURCE, REDUCTION OF LENS TRANFER EFFICIENCY WITH INCREASED FOV, OPERATION OF THE VIDEO CAMERA AT THE SLOWER SCAN RATES WHILE EXPOSED TO THE PULSED X-RAY SOURCE, ETC., THAT MIGHT PROHIBIT A SYSTEM BASED UPON THE AVAILABLE 1024 X 1024 DIGITAL PROCESSORS AND CAMERAS FROM ACHIEVING REQUIRED RADIOGRAPHIC SENSITIVITY. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO OPTIMIZE AND DEMONSTRATE A 1024 X 1024 DIGITAL X-RAY INSPECTION SYSTEM WITH A 15 IN.X15 IN. FOV SPECIFICALLY FOR INSPECTION OF A 14 IN. DIAMETER ROCKET MOTOR SUCH AS THE HAWK OR STANDARD MISSILE.

Principal Investigator:

B kinchen
4159644399

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Synergistic Detector Designs
2438 Wyandotte St - Bldge A Mountain View, CA 94043

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