IMPROVED DETECTOR TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGH-RESOLUTION X-RAY NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9381
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Research & Applctns
425 Lakeside Dr, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Jerel A Smith
(408) 733-7780
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
HIGH-RESOLUTION COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SHOWS SIGNIFICANT PROMISE IN AIDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS WHICH ARE IMPORTANT IN IMPROVING AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE. NONDESTRUCTIVE IMAGING OF THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF THESE MATERIALS CAN HELP IN IMPROVING PROCESSING QUALITY, IN DEVELOPING PERFORMANCE MODELS, AND IN EVALUATING MANUFACTURED COMPONENTS. CURRENT IMAGING PERFORMANCE COULD BE SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCED BY THE INTRODUCTION OF IMPROVED HIGH-RESOLUTION DETECTORS. IMPROVEMENTS IN DETECTOR PERFORMANCE COULD ALLOW HIGHER (OR LOWER) RESOLUTION IMAGES, SCANNING OF LARGER OR MORE DENSE OBJECTS, DECREASED SCAN TIMES AND/OR REDUCED IMAGE NOISE, AND REDUCED IMAGE ARTIFACTS. PHASE I OF THIS PROJECT WILL EVALUATE SEVERAL SCHEMES FOR IMPROVED DETECTORS FOCUSSING PRIMARILY ON IMPROVED SCINTILLATOR PERFORMANCE AND SECONDARILY ON IMPROVED LIGHT CONVERSION DEVICES. ONE OR MORE OF THE MOST PROMISING APPROACHES WILL BE EVALUATED EXPERIMENTALLY TO ASSESS PRACTICALITY. IF WARRANTED, A PHASE II PROJECT FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF A FULL SCALE DETECTOR PACKAGE AND EVALUATION OF MORE ADVANCED ALTERNATIVES WILL BE PROPOSED.

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