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Company Information:

Company Name: TETRAD CORPORATION
City: ENGLEWOOD
State: CO
Zip+4: 80112
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (303) 754-2306

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $613,385.00 8
SBIR Phase II $4,164,578.00 7

Award List:

ACOUSTOELECTRIC ULTRASOUND POWER DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dennis R Dietz , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ACOUSTOELECTRIC ULTRASOUND POWER DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dennis R Dietz , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $483,000.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is the development of an acousto- electric solid state detector sensitive to ultrasonic power.this research answers the need for improvements in ultra- sound dosimetry for monitoring the output of diagnostic imaging systems and for supporting research in new areas such as… More

THREE-DIMENSIONAL INTRAVASCULAR IMAGING WITH ULTRASOUND

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Lawrence J Busse
Award Amount: $50,000.00

EFFECT OF REDUCED SPECKLE ON ULTRASOUND LESION DETECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dennis R Dietz
Award Amount: $50,000.00

THREE-DIMENSIONAL INTRAVASCULAR IMAGING WITH ULTRASOUND

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Lawrence J Busse
Award Amount: $433,630.00
Abstract:
The goal of this work is to investigate the feasibility of performing three-dimensional ultrasonic imaging from within the vascular system. the purpose of this research is to provide a menas for guiding intravascular therapies, specifically, angioplasty using excimer lasers and a fiberoptic delivery… More

EFFECT OF REDUCED SPECKLE ON ULTRASOUND LESION DETECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dennis R Dietz
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The use of ultrasonic imaging for the detection and diagnosis of a variety of cancers is presently limited by speckle, which tends to reduce the resolution and detection of low-contrast regions. an image-processing algorithm has been designed that greatly reduces the speckle in ultrasonic images… More

Hybrid Packaging and Integration Methods for Miniature Ultrasound Imaging Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Busse
Award Amount: $97,252.00

Hybrid Packaging and Integration Methods for Miniature Ultrasound Imaging Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Busse
Award Amount: $550,000.00
Abstract:
The feasibility of building small ultrasound imaging arrays with integrated electronics is explored. These arrays will ultimately be used to build laparoscopic, ultrasound imaging probes which can be used at forward military surgical locations or in emergency rooms and surgical suites. The methods… More

Single Crystal Relaxor-Based Ferroelectrics Offer a Quantum

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Clyde G. Oakley
Award Amount: $69,830.00
Abstract:
The goal of this program is to apply recent advancements in the growth of piezoelectric single crystal materials to build ultrasound transducers with very broad bandwidth, which can improve and simplify ultrasound imaging for combat casualty care. Relaxor-based ferroelectric materials of PZN-PT… More

Single Crystal Relaxor-Based Ferroelectrics Offer a Quantum

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Clyde G. Oakley
Award Amount: $1,018,280.00
Abstract:
The goal of this program is to apply recent advancements in the growth of piezoelectric single crystal materials to build ultrasound transducers with very broad bandwidth, which can improve and simplify ultrasound imaging for combat casualty care. Relaxor-based ferroelectric materials of PZN-PT… More

Application of Bonded Multilayer Technology to Relaxor-Based Single Crystals for Imaging Transducer Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Michael Zipparo, R&D Engineer
Award Amount: $97,303.00
Abstract:
Bonded multilayer crystal technology will be developed for ultrasound transducer applications. Single crystal materials have demonstrated enormously high coupling constants, over 94% in some modes. Bonded multilayers have already been demonstrated tomaintain the coupling inherent in the base… More

A study on the feasability of designing, fabricating, and operating a virtual ultrasound array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Michael Zipparo, R&D Engineer
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal presents a practical study of the issues and tradeoffs involved in making an ultrasound array which is capable of being operated from a remote location. The classic performance vs complexity tradeoffs are presented. The parameters which canbe adjusted are listed, along with the… More

Feasibility Demonstration of ultrasound blanket technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Michael Zipparo, Senior R&D Engineer
Award Amount: $429,676.00
Abstract:
This proposal presents a practical study of the issues and tradeoffs involved in making an ultrasound array which is capable of being operated from a remote location. The classic performance vs complexity tradeoffs are presented. The parameters which canbe adjusted are listed, along with the… More

High Power Ultrasound Probes using Multilayer Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael J. Zipparo
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Provided by Applicant): The objective of the proposed work is to develop technology which results in probes ultrasound with performance at or near the level of probes designed for diagnostic imaging but with the increased efficiency and power handling capability which is necessary for… More

High Power Ultrasound Probes using Multilayer Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael J. Zipparo
Award Amount: $749,992.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this program is to apply proprietary bonded piezoelectric composite multilayer technology to a variety of ultrasound arrays for both imaging and therapy, which are currently limited in their ability to deliver acoustic power to the human body.… More