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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
53335
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
01SB2-0150
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TETRAD CORPORATION
TETRAD CORPORATION 357 INVERNESS DR S ENGLEWOOD, CO 80112
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: A study on the feasability of designing, fabricating, and operating a virtual ultrasound array
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: DAAH0102CR044
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 performance variables which they affect. The number of elements and the form in which they are addressed is shown to affect the overall coverage and the flexibility that the physician has in selecting an activeaperture and beam direction. After determination of the imaging applications which the array will be used in, a thorough analysis of these variables is proposed, from which the feasability will be determined and the specifications set for hardwaredevelopment under a Phase II program. Remote operation of an ultrasound array is expected to have far reaching applications in both the civilian and defense sectors, including front line, triage, and trauma operations. Tie-in to a rapid diagnosis andtreatment program is possible. Development of this system could also enable ultrasound specialists to perform examinations from remote sites, and in an interactive manner be able to gain the same clinical insight as if they were present at the patientlocation. Commercialization of direct and spinoff technology developed under this program is expected to be significant.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Zipparo
R&D Engineer
3037542309
mzipparo@tetradcorp.com

Business Contact:

Dennis Dietz
Executive Vice President
3037542320
ddietz@tetradcorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TETRAD CORP.
357 Inverness Dr. South, Suite A Englewood, CO 80112

EIN/Tax ID: 840993916
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No