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Practical Low-Cost High-Resolution Gamma Ray Sensor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
71324
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
EB003721
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: 2004
Title: Practical Low-Cost High-Resolution Gamma Ray Sensor
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43EB003721-01
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Propose to combine standard commercial CZT crystals and ASICS with Aguila Technologies' proprietary high-density CZT detector bonding methods and very dense electronic packaging capability to develop high resolution (less than 1 mm pixel pitch) imaging CZT gamma detectors. The aim is that the proposed detector modules could be manufactured in large quantities relatively inexpensively. The proposed detector module will comprise a single 19.6 x 19.6 x 5-mm CZT crystal in a high-density sensor package that will include four ASIC readout chips. The crystals will be partitioned into 512 anodes. Pixel pitch will be about 850-mu m, with 50-mu m streets and a 100-mu m border. The readout ASIC chips are mounted on an interposer card that is, in-turn, flip-chip bonded to the CZT array on one side and an array connector on the other. The proposed detector with its four readout ASICs will be assembled into small, self-contained modules that can be plugged into an array of sockets on a motherboard to create a large tiled array of sensors with no dead space between them. A central program objective is to fabricate and deliver to investigators in the field of small animal gamma ray imaging fully functional detector modules and test boards to integrate the detectors into functional imaging systems.

Principal Investigator:

M. A. Capote
7607521199
macapote@aguilatech.com

Business Contact:

M. 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