IMPROVED ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCERS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8116
Amount: $24,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Echo Ultrasound
Box 552, Lewistown, PA, 17044
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE GOAL OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP A TRANSDUCER FOR USEIN MEDICAL ULTRASOUND DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING WHICH HAS SUPERIOR BANDWIDTH AND SENSITIVITY TO TRANSDUCERS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. RESULTS ARE TO BE ACHIEVED BY DEVELOPING A GRADIENT IMPEDANCE MATCHING LAYER TO BE USED ON A 1-3 PIEZOELECTRIC CERAMIC POLYMER COMPOSITE. PHASE I WILL CONSIST OF MODELING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PROPOSED TRANSDUCER AND CONSTRUCTION OF PROTOTYPES. RESULTSWILL BE USED TO DEMONSTRATE THE POTENTIAL FOR SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE. PHASE II WILL CONSIST OF VERIFICATION OF REPEATABLE SUPERIORPERFORMANCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF A COST EFFECTIVE MEANS OF PRODUCING A GRADIENT MATCHING LAYER. THIS WILL LEAD DIRECTLY TO COMMERCIALIZATION OF THE TRANSDUCER.

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