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A RADIATION-HARD REMOTE-IMAGING SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7066
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7066
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Visual Interface Corp
1917 Coventry Ct Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: A RADIATION-HARD REMOTE-IMAGING SYSTEM
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,458.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT ADDRESSES THE PROBLEM OF REMOTE INSPECTION OF HIGHLY RADIOACTIVE INSTALLATIONS. A REMOTE-IMAGING SYSTEM WILL BE CONSTRUCTED THAT EMPLOYS COHERENT FIBER OPTIC BUNDLES TO TRANSFER AN IMAGE FROM A REFLECTIVE TELESCOPE TO A LOCATION WHERE STANDARD IMAGING TECHNIQUES CAN BE USED. THIS APPROACH DIFFERS FROM OTHER SIMILAR APPROACHES IN THE USE HERE OF HOLLOW, FLUID-FILLED FIBERS. THE USE OF HIGH INDEX OF REFRACTION FLUID IN THE FIBERS PROVIDES FOR CONFINEMENT OF THE LIGHT IN THE FIBER. THE FLUID CAN BE CONTINUOUSLY REPLENISHED BY FORCING IT TO FLOW TOWARD THE HIGH RADIATION END TO SWEEP OUT THE FLUID THAT HAS BEEN RADIATION DAMAGED. THE FEASIBILITY OF CONSTRUCTING SUCH A SYSTEM USING A FIBER BUNDLE AND A SIMPLE VIDICON-BASED IMAGEACQUISITION SYSTEM WILL BE EXPLORED. ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED INCLUDE QUALITY OF IMAGE TRANSFER, FLUID FLOW RATES AND PRESSURES REQUIRED, AND ANALYTICAL PROJECTIONS OF COMPARATIVE RADIATION HARDNESS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr ahmad amjadi
8054956837

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Visual Interface Corp
1917 Coventry Ct Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

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