A HAND HELD MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND B-MOSE SCANNER WITH DOPPLER

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$485,100.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
17086
Agency Tracking Number:
17086
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
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Solicitation Number:
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Small Business Information
1000 Bay Area Blvd #206, Houston, TX, 77058
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
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Abstract
A HAND-HELD MEDICAL ULTRASOUND INSTRUMENT FOR CARDIOLOGY-WEIGHING 10 POUNDS, OCCUPYING 0.1 CUBIC FEET OF SPACE, AND COMPLETE WITH TWO-DIMENSIONAL IMAGING, EKG DISPLAY, DOPPLER, AND DIGITAL IMAGE STORAGE-IS A SIGNIFICANT INNOVATION IN DIAGNOSTIC DEVICES. CAPABLE OF IMAGING THE HEART, THE GREAT VESSELS, AND INTRA-ABDOMINAL ORGANS WITH PERFORMANCE COMPARABLE TO THAT OF A FULL-SIZED INSTRUMENT, THIS NOVEL DEVICE COULD BE USED BOTH ON BOARD SPACECRAFT OR IN THE LABORATORY TO AID IN THE HEALTH CARE OF ASTRONAUTS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO PRODUCE SUCH A DEVICE BY EXPLORING STRATEGIES FOR MINIATURIZING MAJOR FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF TWO-DIMENSIONAL, ULTRASOUND IMAGING SYSTEMS. SPECIFICALLY, THE PROJECT WILL INVESTIGATEA NOVEL BEAM-FORMING TECHNIQUE; DESIGN A DIGITAL-SCAN CONVERTOR USING APPLICATION-SPECIFIC, INTEGRATED-CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY; DESIGN A LOW-COMPONENT-COUNT, SINGLE-CHANNEL EKG SYSTEM; DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DOPPLER SPECTRAL CALCULATIONS USING A DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSOR; AND INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF ONBOARD STORAGE USING DATA-COMPRESSION TECHNIQUES. THE FEASIBILITY REPORT AT THE END OF PHASE I WILL PERMIT THE DEVELOPMENT OF FULL-SCALEPROTOTYPES USABLE BY NASA DURING PHASE II. A HAND-HELD MEDICAL ULTRASOUND INSTRUMENT FOR CARDIOLOGY-WEIGHING 10 POUNDS, OCCUPYING 0.1 CUBIC FEET OF SPACE, AND COMPLETE WITH TWO-DIMENSIONAL IMAGING, EKG DISPLAY, DOPPLER, AND DIGITAL IMAGE STORAGE-IS A SIGNIFICANT INNOVATION IN DIAGNOSTIC DEVICES. CAPABLE OF IMAGING THE HEART, THE GREAT VESSELS, AND INTRA-ABDOMINAL ORGANS WITH PERFORMANCE COMPARABLE TO THAT OF A FULL-SIZED INSTRUMENT, THIS NOVEL DEVICE COULD BE USED BOTH ON BOARD SPACECRAFT OR IN THE LABORATORY TO AID IN THE HEALTH CARE OF ASTRONAUTS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO PRODUCE SUCH A DEVICE BY EXPLORING STRATEGIES FOR MINIATURIZING MAJOR FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF TWO-DIMENSIONAL, ULTRASOUND IMAGING SYSTEMS. SPECIFICALLY, THE PROJECT WILL INVESTIGATEA NOVEL BEAM-FORMING TECHNIQUE; DESIGN A DIGITAL-SCAN CONVERTOR USING APPLICATION-SPECIFIC, INTEGRATED-CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY; DESIGN A LOW-COMPONENT-COUNT, SINGLE-CHANNEL EKG SYSTEM; DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DOPPLER SPECTRAL CALCULATIONS USING A DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSOR; AND INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF ONBOARD STORAGE USING DATA-COMPRESSION TECHNIQUES. THE FEASIBILITY REPORT AT THE END OF PHASE I WILL PERMIT THE DEVELOPMENT OF FULL-SCALEPROTOTYPES USABLE BY NASA DURING PHASE II.

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