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MicroElectro Mechanical System (MEMS) and Optical Frequency-Domain Reflectometry (OFDR) Based Field-Deployable Imaging System to Assess Potential Reti

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number: F045-022-0075
Amount: $746,468.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-T022
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-10-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-10-13
Small Business Information
2362 Qume Drive, Suite F
San Jose, CA 95131
United States
DUNS: 021232868
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Sean Zhang
 CTO & President
 (408) 577-0109
Business Contact
 Dong Xu
Title: CEO
Phone: (408) 577-0109
Research Institution
 Charles Greer
300 University of Tower Sponsored Projects Adimini.
Irvine, CA 92679
United States

 (949) 824-3367
 Nonprofit College or University

Rainbow Communications, together with the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic of University of California at Irvine, proposes to investigate MicroElectro Mechanical System (MEMS) and Optical Frequency-Domain Reflectometry (OFDR) based field-deployable imaging system to assess potential retinal injuries. In Phase II, the following unique features and improvements will be added: First, the development of an ultra-broadband laser source in Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) enables ultra-high axial resolution. Second, to maintain the required level of signal to noise ratio (SNR) for clinical applications, the imaging speed for Time Domain OCT (TD-OCT) will be limited. Fourier-domain OCT (FD-OCT) has the advantage of high sensitivity that allows increased imaging speed without compromising imaging performance. Third, to overcome the problem of co-registration, 3-D imaging rather than 2-D imaging should be acquired. High speed swept source will increase imaging speed by almost two orders of magnitude. Fourth, to incase lateral resolution, adaptive optics is required to minimize the distortion of eye. Finally, adding functional capability so that physiological parameter such as blood flow can be quantified. A portable OCT and fundus camera combined imaging system will be provided at the end of the Phase II.

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