PHASED ARRAY APPLICATOR SYSTEMS FOR DEEP TISSUE HYPERTHERMIA

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$250,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
3026
Agency Tracking Number:
3026
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5026 Herzel Place, Beltsville, MD, 20705
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
A. Y. Cheung
Principal Investigator
(301) 937-5677
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE EFFICACY OF HYPERTHERMIA AS A TREATMENT MODALITY FOR CANCER IS DEPENDENT UPON THE ABILITY TO HEAT THE ENTIRE TUMOR TO 42 DEGREES C OR GREATER. CURRENTLY AVAILABLE COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT DOES NOT PROVIDE THIS CAPABILITY FOR DEEP-SEATED TUMORS. THE INVESTIGATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND EVALUATION OF PHASED ARRAY MICROWAVE ANTENNA SYSTEMS FOR NONINVASIVELY INDUCING HYPERTHERMIA AT DEPTHS RANGING FROM 5 TO 10 CM IS BEING PROPOSED. IN PHASE I, THE FEASIBILITY OF ENHANCED DEEP LOCALIZED HEATING AND MICROWAVE BEAM STEERING BY PHASE CONTROL WILL BE DEMONSTRATED. A MICROWAVE PATCH ANTENNA WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR USE AS ARRAY ELEMENTS IN CYLINDRICAL, HEMISPHERICAL, AND FLAT CONFORMAL PHASED ARRAY APPLICATORS.PHASE II WILL UTILIZE THE RESULTS OF PHASE I TO PROVIDE DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A HYPERTHERMIA SYSTEM FOR INVESTIGATIONAL EVALUATION IN ANIMALS AND IN HUMANS. THIS EVALUATION WILL PROVIDE THE DATA WHICH WOULD BE NECESSARY FOR COMMERCIAL EXPLOITATION OF THESE ANTENNA SYSTEMS.

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