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Solid State Gamma Ray Imaging Detectors, Novel Packaging

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
65521
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
RR016822
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aguila Technologies, Inc.
310 Via Vera Cruz, Suite 107 San Marcos, CA 92078-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Solid State Gamma Ray Imaging Detectors, Novel Packaging
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43RR016822-01A1
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Proposed is advancement of the state-of-the-art for pixilated Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) gamma ray imaging array detector assemblies to where their advantages of energy and spatial resolution in a room temperature detector may be exploited with minimal cost and risk in applications such as large area arrays for in vivo imaging and nuclear medicine. More specifically, the aim is to produce detector arrays for the imaging research community by applying to CZT-ASIC readout assemblies recently-developed techniques for packaging and production of flip chips. The approach involves special metallizations and encapsulation of the devices prior to assembly, as well as low-temperature bump soldering techniques. These will be used to inexpensively reproduce, in quantity, multiple CZT-gamma ray detector arrays which were developed at the University of Arizona. Particular emphasis will be placed on those technological aspects that relate to processing of the detector materials for manufacturing in large quantity at low cost. The new techniques will be implemented with the aim of scaling up to large-scale production. The immediate commercial opportunity is in supplying the research community a reliable supply of functional imaging array detector assemblies. These devices have applications in planar imaging, SPECT imaging systems, and as surgical probes. Some possible applications are mammography, clinical cardiology, in vivo auto radiography, neuroscience studies, and lymphatic system imaging. There exists a huge potential for in vivo gene expression studies in small animals. Outside of medial and biological uses, detector arrays are needed by NASA for stellar X-and gamma ray imaging systems.

Principal Investigator:

M. A. Capote
7607521199
MACAPOTE@AGUILATECH.COM

Business Contact:

Albert Capote
7607521199
MACAPOTE@AGUILATECH.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

AGUILA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
AGUILA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 310 VIA VERA CRUZ, STE 107 SAN MARCOS, CA 92069

EIN/Tax ID: 330719762
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No