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Scanning Head Storage Phosphor Plate Scanner

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
30926
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
30926
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APREND TECHNOLOGY
APREND TECHNOLOGY 2369 LAURA LN MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94043
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Scanning Head Storage Phosphor Plate Scanner
Agency: DOC
Contract: 508
Award Amount: $200,000.00
 

Abstract:

The specific problem addressed by the proposed research is the development of a scanner for storage phosphor plates with significantly better positional and intensity accuracy than the current state of the art. The new scanner will be based on the use of a "scanning head" scanning approach which is more simple, accurate, and stable than the approaches previously used. This results in stable and reproducible signal light measurements with a high transfer efficiency from the laser to the plate and a high light collection efficiency. A key innovation of the proposed Phase I research will be the development of a low mass source/detector storage phosphor plate scanning unit. If the research is successful, it can be used as the basis for a commercial scanner for scientific applications. The accuracy provided would give it a substantial competitive advantage in this market over commercially available scanners. Its unique random access scan capability will also provide competitive advantages in this market.

Principal Investigator:

Robert E. Alvarez
President
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aprend Technology
2369 Laura Lane Mountain View, CA 94043

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