Three-Dimensional Optical Coherence Tomography (3D OCT)

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNC04CA49C
Agency Tracking Number: 033538
Amount: $69,968.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2003
Solitcitation Topic Code: B1.03
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Science Innovations, Inc.
307 Ridgewood Circle, Albany, NY, 12203-5620
Duns: 112249359
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mikhail Gutin
 Principal Investigator
 (518) 542-6922
Business Contact
 Mikhail Gutin
Title: Business Official
Phone: (518) 542-6922
Research Institution
Applied Science Innovations, Inc. proposes to develop a new tool of 3D optical coherence tomography (OCT) for cellular level imaging at video frame rates and dramatically reduced probe cross-section. Existing commercial OCT tools are focused in ophthalmology, where examination is external to the eye, the size of the probe is not important, and cellular level resolution is not required. The patent-pending 3D OCT will provide three-dimensional imaging in scattering media with improved resolution, depth of field, and minimal mechanical adjustment. The proposed approach is based on novel probe designs, original coherence scanning, and advanced signal processing. The flexible imaging probe will have dramatically reduced cross-section, compared to the existing systems, enabling the first ?3D camera through a needle? for functional imagery, including in-vivo histological examination. Phase I will include theoretical studies and implementation of a limited experimental prototype to arrive at the proof of concept. First generation packaged prototype will be developed in Phase II of the project and delivered to NASA Glenn Research Center for evaluation and field tests.

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