Feasibility Demonstration of ultrasound blanket technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: DAAH01-02-C-R226
Agency Tracking Number: 01SB2-0150
Amount: $429,676.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Tetrad Corp.
357 Inverness Dr. South, Englewood, CO, 80112
DUNS: 155242126
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Zipparo
 Senior R&D Engineer
 (303) 754-2309
Business Contact
 Dennis Dietz
Title: Executive Vice President
Phone: (303) 754-2320
Email: ddietz@tetradcorp.com
Research Institution
This proposal presents a practical study of the issues and tradeoffs involved in making an ultrasound array which is capable of being operated from a remote location. The classic performance vs complexity tradeoffs are presented. The parameters which canbe adjusted are listed, along with the performance variables which they affect. The number of elements and the form in which they are addressed is shown to affect the overall coverage and the flexibility that the physician has in selecting an activeaperture and beam direction. After determination of the imaging applications which the array will be used in, a thorough analysis of these variables is proposed, from which the feasibility will be determined and the specifications set for hardwaredevelopment under a Phase II program.

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